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.

Rosy the Dozer
Penny Parker's Pencil by Kenn Nesbitt
Penny Parker’s Pencil
I Saw a Sloth Play Soccer
My Dog Is Not the Smartest Dog
It’s Raining in My Bedroom
The Toughest Pastry Maker
Glurp the Purple Alien
The Winter Olympics are Practically Here
Whenever Yaks Play Basketball
Grave Humor
Bigfoot’s Bewilderment
My Chicken’s On the Internet
When Rattlesnakes Wear Roller Skates
My Hat Is Full of Rabbits
Michael the Psychic
My Ice Cream Is Melting by Kenn Nesbitt
My Ice Cream Is Melting
Catastrophe
My Turtle Is the Sporting Sort
Beavers In the Bathroom
December I Went Shopping
Carl the Cookie Carrier
When Freddie Had Spaghetti
Polar Bowling
Nate the Creative