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 Dig
Examine any Fire Hydrant
My City
Lonely Phone
My Mirror Likes to Argue
My Ugly Pug
My Dog’s Name Is “Cat”
Frank the Friendly Alien
Our Teacher’s a Hippie
My Frog Recycles All His Trash
My Smartphone Isn’t Very Smart
Fred’s Head
Carl the Cookie Carrier
Hello, My Name is Madison
Our Teacher’s Not a Zombie
Bigfoot’s Bewilderment
My Family’s Fond of Gadgets
Glurp the Purple Alien
The Setter Sweater Store
Captain Talkalot
The Technobabylonians
My Sister’s Pretty Picky
I’m a Pirate Ballerina