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.

Carl the Cookie Carrier
When Freddie Had Spaghetti
Polar Bowling
Nate the Creative
Bloome the Human Boomerang
Rudy Tude
My Brother’s a Genius
At Hamster Sam’s Rodeo
Our Family Picnic
My Sister Kisses Thistles
The Technobabylonians
Dizzy Dottie’s Dog Salon
Bouncing Brianna
The Bagel Bird
Cara’s Parrot
Abrocat the Acrobat
Arthur the Artist
Gobble, Gobble Went the Turkey
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