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.

Bloome the Human Boomerang
Rudy Tude
My Brother’s a Genius
Our Family Picnic
At Hamster Sam’s Rodeo
My Sister Kisses Thistles
The Technobabylonians
Dizzy Dottie’s Dog Salon
Bouncing Brianna
The Bagel Bird
Cara’s Parrot
Arthur the Artist
Gobble, Gobble Went the Turkey
Abrocat the Acrobat
Has Anyone Seen My Chameleon?
Toby the Snowboarding Doberman
Gordon’s Garden
An Awesome Opposum
I Have an Amoeba
What I Told Mrs. Morris when She Asked How I Was Feeling Today by Kenn Nesbitt
What I Told Mrs. Morris When She Asked How I Was Feeling Today
Auntie Gravity
Today Is the Day by Kenn Nesbitt
Today Is the Day
How Not to Make a Cardboard Fort
Jake the Yo-Yo Maker