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.

I Think My Dad Is Dracula
Advice from Dracula
Our Dog’s Name is Roomba
Olympic Granny
My Creepy Costume by Kenn Nesbitt
My Creepy Costume
Online Is Fine by Kenn Nesbitt
Online Is Fine
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
Here’s a Silly Poem
When Sarah Surfs the Internet
Swinging from the Lights by Kenn Nesbitt
Swinging from the Lights
I Think I’m in Love with My Smartphone
My Dog Likes to Dig
Our Teacher’s a Hippie
My Sister’s Name is Seven
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
Backward Dan
I’m Clever Whenever
If School Were More like Baseball
My Smartphone Isn’t Very Smart
Christmas Comes But Once a Year
Ugly Couple
Winter Wonderland
My Teacher Calls Me Sweetie Cakes
The Headless Horseman's Hattery by Kenn Nesbitt
The Headless Horseman’s Hattery