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.

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
Floyd the Coin Collector
Belinda’s an Expert at Bathing
Boney Mahoney
The Monsters' Musical Contest by Kenn Nesbitt
The Monsters’ Musical Contest
Nile and Nate
Katy Ate a Crate of Dates
Buckaroo Huck