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 Valentine for Mom
Our Classroom Is Covered in Sparkles
My Ugly Pug
Rosy the Dozer
Penny Parker's Pencil by Kenn Nesbitt
Penny Parker’s Pencil
I Saw a Sloth Play Soccer
My Ice Cream Is Melting by Kenn Nesbitt
My Ice Cream Is Melting
My Dog Is Not the Smartest Dog
The Toughest Pastry Maker
It’s Raining in My Bedroom
Glurp the Purple Alien
The Winter Olympics are Practically Here
Whenever Yaks Play Basketball
Grave Humor
A Rumble in My Bedroom by Kenn Nesbitt
A Rumble in My Bedroom
Bigfoot’s Bewilderment
My Chicken’s On the Internet
When Rattlesnakes Wear Roller Skates
My Hat Is Full of Rabbits
Michael the Psychic
My Turtle Is the Sporting Sort
Beavers In the Bathroom
December I Went Shopping