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
Nicknames
Advice from Dracula
We Ate All the Cheetos
We Ate All the Cheetos
Today I Got a Valentine
My Creepy Costume by Kenn Nesbitt
My Creepy Costume
Switch Switch by Kenn Nesbitt
Switch Switch
It’s Friday the 13th Tomorrow
Today I Wrote this Poem
All My Great Excuses
Peter Passed a Note Today
Random Recipe by Kenn Nesbitt
Random Recipe
Sunday’s Somewhat Melancholy
Swinging from the Lights by Kenn Nesbitt
Swinging from the Lights
My Puppy Ate My Earbuds by Kenn Nesbitt
My Puppy Ate My Earbuds
Sick Day
I Played a Game
The Principal Is Missing
Opposite Day
Today I Wore a Costume
Dear Santa, Did You Get My Tweet?
Bob’s Job
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball