poetic device: Assonance

Assonance is when nearby words share the same vowel sounds, especially on their stressed (or accented) syllables, such as “tiny dinosaur” (which share a long “i” sound) or “random hat” (which share a short “a” sound).

These poems all include at least one instance of assonance. See if you can the assonant words in these poems.

My Turtle Is the Sporting Sort
December I Went Shopping
When Rattlesnakes Wear Roller Skates
When Freddie Had Spaghetti
Carl the Cookie Carrier
Polar Bowling
Nate the Creative
Bloome the Human Boomerang
Rudy Tude
My Brother’s a Genius
My Sister Kisses Thistles
Michael the Psychic
At Hamster Sam’s Rodeo
Our Family Picnic
Dizzy Dottie’s Dog Salon
The Technobabylonians
The Bagel Bird
Bouncing Brianna
Gobble, Gobble Went the Turkey
Cara’s Parrot
Abrocat the Acrobat
Arthur the Artist
Has Anyone Seen My Chameleon?
Gordon’s Garden