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.

This Morning Is Our History Test
The Geese Are Honking Overhead by Kenn Nesbitt
The Geese Are Honking Overhead
I like It When It's Quiet by Kenn Nesbitt
I Like It When It’s Quiet
I Let My Mind Wander
You’re Not Supposed to Touch Your Face
Captain Impossible by Kenn Nesbitt
Captain Impossible
A Tiny, Spiny Dinosaur
How Not to Cook by Kenn Nesbitt
How Not to Cook
Springy Sidewalk
Wayne the Stegosaurus
The Pirate of Pickletown by Kenn Nesbitt
The Pirate of Pickletown
Today’s My Favorite Holiday
Thanksgiving Leftovers
The School Year Is Over by Kenn Nesbitt
The School Year Is Over
Thanksgiving Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
Thanksgiving Dinner
Something Under My Bed
Penny Parker's Pencil by Kenn Nesbitt
Penny Parker’s Pencil
That Explains It!
A Sweet Story
I'm Super Excited by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Super Excited
My Ice Cream Is Melting by Kenn Nesbitt
My Ice Cream Is Melting
A Rumble in My Bedroom by Kenn Nesbitt
A Rumble in My Bedroom
The Sand Looks Like Candy by Kenn Nesbitt
The Sand Looks Like Candy
Larry the Librarian
Larry the Librarian