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.

April Fool’s Day
The Games in My Room
We Ate All the Cheetos
We Ate All the Cheetos
Today I Got a Valentine
It’s Friday the 13th Tomorrow
All My Great Excuses
Peter Passed a Note Today
Advice from Dracula
Today I Wrote this Poem
Sick Day
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
The Principal Is Missing
Sunday’s Somewhat Melancholy
Bob’s Job
My Puppy Ate My Earbuds by Kenn Nesbitt
My Puppy Ate My Earbuds
Opposite Day
I Played a Game
Swinging from the Lights by Kenn Nesbitt
Swinging from the Lights
Today I Wore a Costume
My Mother Drives Me Everywhere
Dear Santa, Did You Get My Tweet?
Xbox, Xbox
Not-So Fast Food