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.

Auntie Gravity
I Have an Amoeba
Today Is the Day
What I Told Mrs. Morris When She Asked How I Was Feeling Today
An Awesome Opposum
How Not to Make a Cardboard Fort
Toby the Snowboarding Doberman
Jake the Yo-Yo Maker
Belinda’s an Expert at Bathing
Floyd the Coin Collector
Boney Mahoney
Nile and Nate
Katy Ate a Crate of Dates
Buckaroo Huck