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