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.

Hello, My Name is Madison
Today I Had a Rotten Day
My Sheep Is Being Sheepish
Electronic Christmas
When Chemists Die They Barium by Kenn Nesbitt
When Chemists Die, They Barium
The Seefood Diet
Mirror, Mirror by Linda Knaus and Kenn Nesbitt
Mirror, Mirror
Zzzzz by Kenn Nesbitt
Zzzzz
School Supplies by Kenn Nesbitt
School Supplies
I’m Not Picky
My Mouse is Misbehaving
Autumn Is the Time of Year
My Parents Sent Me To the Store
My Family’s Fond of Gadgets
Halloween Cuisine
Mr. Obvious
My Dog Plays Invisible Frisbee
Morning Sports
Fancy Dancer
My Robot’s Misbehaving
The Winter Olympics are Practically Here
I Eat Spaghetti with a Spoon
Elementary
Bigfoot’s Bewilderment