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 Dog Likes to Disco by Kenn Nesbitt
My Dog Likes to Disco
My Cat Knows Karate
I Bought a Maserati by Kenn Nesbitt
I Bought a Maserati
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye by Kenn Nesbitt
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye
Our Holiday Shopping by Kenn Nesbitt
Our Holiday Shopping
AstroCow by Kenn Nesbitt
AstroCow
My Sloth Is Supersonic
We Bought a Lot of Candy Bars by Kenn Nesbitt
We Bought a Lot of Candy Bars
The Dog Ate Our Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
The Dog Ate Our Dinner
My Flat Cat
My Flat Cat
My Koala's Not a Doctor by Kenn Nesbitt
My Koala’s Not a Doctor
I Tried to Take a Selfie by Kenn Nesbitt
I Tried to Take a Selfie
An Ogre Came Over for Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
My Hot Dog Is Soggy by Kenn Nesbitt
My Hot Dog Is Soggy
On New Year's Day by Kenn Nesbitt
On New Year’s Day
It’s Winter Vacation
The Birds Are Chirping Happily by Kenn Nesbitt
The Birds Are Chirping Happily
After Thanksgiving
This Morning Is Our History Test
Elaine the Complainer by Kenn Nesbitt
Elaine the Complainer
Bob’s Job
Saturday's My Lazy Day by Kenn Nesbitt
Saturday’s My Lazy Day
My Favorite Word is Floofy
Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome