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 Sloth Is Supersonic
AstroCow by Kenn Nesbitt
AstroCow
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye by Kenn Nesbitt
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye
We Bought a Lot of Candy Bars by Kenn Nesbitt
We Bought a Lot of Candy Bars
Our Holiday Shopping by Kenn Nesbitt
Our Holiday Shopping
The Dog Ate Our Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
The Dog Ate Our Dinner
My Kitten Is a Ninja by Kenn Nesbitt
My Kitten Is a Ninja
My Flat Cat
My Flat Cat
A Fishy List by Kenn Nesbitt
A Fishy List
My Brother Punched Me in the Head
I Tried to Take a Selfie by Kenn Nesbitt
I Tried to Take a Selfie
My Koala's Not a Doctor by Kenn Nesbitt
My Koala’s Not a Doctor
My Hot Dog Is Soggy by Kenn Nesbitt
My Hot Dog Is Soggy
An Ogre Came Over for Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
I'm Glad at Last It's Halloween by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Glad at Last It’s Halloween
Everyone's Screaming by Kenn Nesbitt
Everyone’s Screaming
After Thanksgiving
My Dog Is Always Shivering by Kenn Nesbitt
My Dog Is Always Shivering
While Lying on the Lawn
My Favorite Word is Floofy
The Birds Are Chirping Happily by Kenn Nesbitt
The Birds Are Chirping Happily