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.

Dizzy Dottie’s Dog Salon
Everyone's from Somewhere Else by Kenn Nesbitt
Everyone’s from Somewhere Else
I’ll Never
The Bagel Bird
Sam, Who Only Ate Jam
My Uncle Had an Ant Farm
I Sat Down On a Seesaw
My Hare Is Resting on My Head
Arthur the Artist
Can’t Sleep
I Named My Dogs the Strangest Names
Gordon’s Garden
Auntie Gravity
My Favorite Words by Kenn Nesbitt
My Favorite Words
My Mother Makes Prickly Pear Pastries
The Horsemen Are Headless this Evening by Kenn Nesbitt
The Horsemen Are Headless this Evening
Jake the Yo-Yo Maker
Floyd the Coin Collector
The Monsters' Musical Contest by Kenn Nesbitt
The Monsters’ Musical Contest
The Werewolf’s Undergarment Store