poetic device: List Poems

A “list poem” is a poem that incorporates some kind of list, often in the middle of the poem. It can be a list of objects, actions, ideas, or even words or people. If you’d like to learn to write your own list poems, check out this lesson.

All of these poems are list poems to some degree. Many of them are pure list poems, while others have a small list somewhere in the poem.

The Games in My Room
April Fool’s Day
Nicknames
Today I Got a Valentine
It’s Friday the 13th Tomorrow
Sunday’s Somewhat Melancholy
All My Great Excuses
Sick Day
Swinging from the Lights
What to Remember in School
Today I Wrote this Poem
My Mother Drives Me Everywhere
I Played a Game
Opposite Day
Today I Decided to Make Up a Word
I’m Staying Home From School Today
My Puppy Ate My Earbuds
Dear Santa, Did You Get My Tweet?
Bob’s Job
Xbox, Xbox
The Principal Is Missing
Not-So Fast Food
Peter Passed a Note Today
My Smartphone Isn’t Very Smart