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.

Our Dog’s Name is Roomba
I Think My Dad Is Dracula
My Dog Likes to Dig
Swinging from the Lights
My Sister’s Name is Seven
When Sarah Surfs the Internet
Our Teacher’s a Hippie
Ugly Couple
I’m Clever Whenever
My Smartphone Isn’t Very Smart
My Teacher Calls Me Sweetie Cakes
Today’s My Favorite Holiday
My Lunch
My Dog Lives On the Sofa
I’m Practically Perfect
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
This Poem’s Not About a Dog
Frank the Friendly Alien
Winter Wonderland
Christmas Comes But Once a Year
Wayne the Stegosaurus
Traditional Christmas
Hannah’s Hammer