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.

If I Had a Dollar
Fearless Frederick by Kenn Nesbitt
Fearless Frederick
When Flowers Wake Each Morning by Kenn Nesbitt
When Flowers Wake Each Morning
When Pigs Fly
Moving to China
I'm Thankful for Turkey by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Thankful for Turkey
Josh the Sausage Maker
Riding a Rainbow by Kenn Nesbitt
Riding a Rainbow
My Mom's a Vegetarian by Kenn Nesbitt
My Mom’s a Vegetarian
My Sister Says She’s Sleepy
An Ordinary Day
When Freddie Had Spaghetti
Dreaming of Summer
No Pencil
Lorenzo Liszt, Non-Scientist
To Some It's Known as Halloween by Kenn Nesbitt
To Some It’s Known as Halloween
Recipe for Disaster
Everything We Learn at School
I’m Growing a Truck in the Garden
Benjamin Plays Bass Guitar
I Found Myself Upon a Cow
Transportation Vacation
My Kiwi Is the Captain
My New School