Poems with Assonance: Definition & Examples


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How are rhyming and assonance the same?

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1. Which is an example of assonance?'

2. Which pair of words shows assonance?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Assonance is one tool poets use to create a sense of musicality and flow among words. Use this interactive quiz and worksheet combo to see what you have learned about assonance in poetry.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • The relationship between assonance and rhyme
  • The ability to identify examples of assonance
  • The purpose and effects of assonance

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you understood the most important information concerning the use of assonance in poetry
  • Information recall-access the information you've gained regarding assonance and how it adds musicality to literary works
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to identify examples of assonance

Additional Learning

The following lesson contains more details about the use of assonance in poetry. The lesson addresses the following objectives, including:

  • Define assonance
  • Understand how assonance affects the structure and musicality of a poem
  • Differentiate between rhyme and assonance
  • Know why a poet might choose assonance over rhyme for musicality
  • Review examples of assonance in poetry