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.

Bradley Bentley Baxter Bloome
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
A Goat in a Landfill
Hip-Hop Christmas
My Brother Was Brought by a Bunny
Lost Inside a Labyrinth by Kenn Nesbitt
Lost Inside a Labyrinth
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head
Random Miranda
When Frankenstein Sat Down to Dine by Kenn Nesbitt
When Frankenstein Sat Down to Dine
I’m Clever Whenever
Springy Sidewalk
The Noisy Boys from Boise by Kenn Nesbitt
The Noisy Boys from Boise
I’m Wearing My Parrot
You’re Not Supposed to Touch Your Face
A Tiny, Spiny Dinosaur
Wayne the Stegosaurus
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
A Valentine for Mom
Our Classroom Is Covered in Sparkles
My Ugly Pug