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.

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I'd Like to Be a Movie Star by Kenn Nesbitt
I’d Like to Be a Movie Star
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
Candy Andy by Kenn Nesbitt
Candy Andy
Hip-Hop Christmas
A Goat in a Landfill
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head
My Brother Was Brought by a Bunny
Lost Inside a Labyrinth by Kenn Nesbitt
Lost Inside a Labyrinth
Random Miranda
When Frankenstein Sat Down to Dine by Kenn Nesbitt
When Frankenstein Sat Down to Dine
I’m Clever Whenever
I’m Wearing My Parrot
Springy Sidewalk
The Noisy Boys from Boise by Kenn Nesbitt
The Noisy Boys from Boise
You’re Not Supposed to Touch Your Face
A Tiny, Spiny Dinosaur
Wayne the Stegosaurus
I like It When It's Quiet by Kenn Nesbitt
I Like It When It’s Quiet
Today’s My Favorite Holiday
Thanksgiving Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
Thanksgiving Dinner
That Explains It!
I'm Super Excited by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Super Excited
Larry the Librarian
Larry the Librarian