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.

Switch Switch by Kenn Nesbitt
Switch Switch
April Fool’s Day
The Games in My Room
Nicknames
Pet Shopping by Kenn Nesbitt
Pet Shopping
Please Don't Prank Your Parents by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Prank Your Parents
Advice from Dracula
My Creepy Costume by Kenn Nesbitt
My Creepy Costume
We Ate All the Cheetos
We Ate All the Cheetos
Lost and Found by Kenn Nesbitt
Lost and Found
Today I Got a Valentine
All My Great Excuses by Kenn Nesbitt
All My Great Excuses
Peter Passed a Note Today
It’s Friday the 13th Tomorrow
Today I Wrote this Poem
My Sister Should Be an Explorer
Sick Day
Today I Wore a Costume
My Puppy Ate My Earbuds by Kenn Nesbitt
My Puppy Ate My Earbuds
The Principal Is Missing
Swinging from the Lights by Kenn Nesbitt
Swinging from the Lights
Opposite Day
I Played a Game
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball