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 Sister Kisses Thistles
Bouncing Brianna
My Brother’s a Genius
At Hamster Sam’s Rodeo
Dizzy Dottie’s Dog Salon
Our Family Picnic
The Technobabylonians
The Bagel Bird
Abrocat the Acrobat
Cara’s Parrot
Gobble, Gobble Went the Turkey
Arthur the Artist
Has Anyone Seen My Chameleon?
Gordon’s Garden
Auntie Gravity
I Have an Amoeba
What I Told Mrs. Morris When She Asked How I Was Feeling Today
How Not to Make a Cardboard Fort
Today Is the Day
An Awesome Opposum
Toby the Snowboarding Doberman
Jake the Yo-Yo Maker
Belinda’s an Expert at Bathing
Floyd the Coin Collector