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.

Melinda Made a Snowman
My Mother Drives Me Everywhere
Funny language poem for kids by Kenn Nesbitt
I’ve Started Learning Honkish
What to Remember in School
Bob’s Job
My Legs Both Understand Me
Everything We Learn at School
I Don’t Watch TV
Sick Day
My Smartphone Isn’t Very Smart
The Games in My Room
Josh the Sausage Maker
Opposite Day
My Sheep Is Being Sheepish
Hello, My Name is Madison
Not-So Fast Food
Transportation Vacation
This Winter I Went Sledding
Dear Santa, Did You Get My Tweet?
Santa Brought a Bar of Soap
Autumn Is the Time of Year
I’d Like to Meet an Alien
Halloween Cuisine