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.

A Fishy List by Kenn Nesbitt
A Fishy List
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
Our Holiday Shopping by Kenn Nesbitt
Our Holiday Shopping
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye by Kenn Nesbitt
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye
AstroCow by Kenn Nesbitt
AstroCow
We Bought a Lot of Candy Bars by Kenn Nesbitt
We Bought a Lot of Candy Bars
My Hot Dog Is Soggy by Kenn Nesbitt
My Hot Dog Is Soggy
The Dog Ate Our Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
The Dog Ate Our Dinner
My Flat Cat
My Flat Cat
When Puppies Play Baseball by Kenn Nesbitt
When Puppies Play Baseball
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
On New Year's Day by Kenn Nesbitt
On New Year’s Day
My Lunch Gave Me a Tummy Ache
It’s Winter Vacation
After Thanksgiving
The Birds Are Chirping Happily by Kenn Nesbitt
The Birds Are Chirping Happily
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