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.

Online Is Fine by Kenn Nesbitt
Online Is Fine
I Think My Dad Is Dracula
Our Dog’s Name is Roomba
Olympic Granny
Advice from Dracula
My Dog Likes to Dig
When Sarah Surfs the Internet
I Think I’m in Love with My Smartphone
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
Here’s a Silly Poem
Our Teacher’s a Hippie
Swinging from the Lights by Kenn Nesbitt
Swinging from the Lights
My Sister’s Name is Seven
I’m Clever Whenever
Ugly Couple
My Smartphone Isn’t Very Smart
My Teacher Calls Me Sweetie Cakes
The Headless Horseman’s Hattery
My Dog Lives On the Sofa
My Lunch
Frank the Friendly Alien
This Poem’s Not About a Dog
Winter Wonderland
Wayne the Stegosaurus