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.

This Poem’s Not About a Dog
Octopus for Lunch
Santa Brought a Bar of Soap
My Mother Said to Do My Chores by Kenn Nesbitt
My Mother Said to Do My Chores
Christmas Shopping
Melinda Made a Snowman
Wayne the Stegosaurus
What to Remember in School
My Legs Both Understand Me
Horror Movie Marathon by Kenn Nesbitt
Horror Movie Marathon
I Went to the Doctor
A Dream of School Supplies
Mammals by Kenn Nesbitt
Mammals
I Raised My Hand in Class by Kenn Nesbitt
I Raised My Hand in Class
That Explains It!
I Don’t Know What to Do Today
This Winter I Went Sledding
Gerbil, Gerbil, On the Run
I Didn’t Go Camping
At History I'm Hopeless
At History I’m Hopeless
I Don’t Watch TV
Larry the Librarian
Larry the Librarian
Today I Had a Rotten Day
Hello, My Name is Madison