poetic device: Descriptive Poems

A descriptive poem is one that mainly describes the subject — whether it be a person, an animal, or an inanimate object — often in great detail, rather than telling a story or expressing one’s feelings.

These poems are all examples of descriptive poetry.

My Dog Likes to Disco by Kenn Nesbitt
My Dog Likes to Disco
I Think My Dad Is Dracula
Our Dog's Name is Roomba by Kenn Nesbitt
Our Dog’s Name is Roomba
Advice from Dracula
My Creepy Costume by Kenn Nesbitt
My Creepy Costume
Olympic Granny by Kenn Nesbitt
Olympic Granny
Here’s a Silly Poem
Pickle with Cheddar by Kenn Nesbitt
Pickle with Cheddar
Online Is Fine by Kenn Nesbitt
Online Is Fine
Christmas Comes But Once a Year
Extreme Dream
My Koala's Not a Doctor by Kenn Nesbitt
My Koala’s Not a Doctor
I Think I’m in Love with My Smartphone
When Sarah Surfs the Internet
My Dog Likes to Dig
Swinging from the Lights by Kenn Nesbitt
Swinging from the Lights
If School Were More like Baseball
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
My Sister’s Name is Seven
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
Our Teacher’s a Hippie
I’m Clever Whenever
Winter Wonderland
My Smartphone Isn’t Very Smart