poetic device: Lyric & Dramatic Poems

Lyric poems, not to be confused with song lyrics, are poems in which the poet expresses his or her emotions or feelings. This is as opposed to narrative poetry, which tells a story, or descriptive poetry. which gives a detailed description of something or someone.

Dramatic poems are lyric poems that are meant to be read aloud to express the feelings and emotions of the reader.

Can you figure out what emotions the narrator is expressing in each of these lyric poems? Try reading some of these poems out loud to see if you share their emotions.

It’s Winter Vacation
Lost and Found by Kenn Nesbitt
Lost and Found
Please Don't Prank Your Parents by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Prank Your Parents
I Can't Wait for Summer
I Can’t Wait for Summer
Zoom Gloom by Kenn Nesbitt
Zoom Gloom
I Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
I Think I’d Like to Get a Pet
Valentine’s Day Card
I'd Like to Be a Movie Star by Kenn Nesbitt
I’d Like to Be a Movie Star
Elaine the Complainer by Kenn Nesbitt
Elaine the Complainer
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
Sunday’s Somewhat Melancholy
Let Me out of the Classroom
The First Day of School
Things You Don’t Need to Know
How Not to Play with Your Food
Welcome Back to School
Coming Soon by Kenn Nesbitt
Coming Soon!
I’m Staying Home From School Today
My World Is Turning Downside-Up by Kenn Nesbitt
My World Is Turning Downside-Up
My Girlfriend
Xbox, Xbox
I’m Lonely, So Lonely