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.

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Please Don't Prank Your Parents by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Prank Your Parents
Lost and Found by Kenn Nesbitt
Lost and Found
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
Valentine’s Day Card
How Not to Play with Your Food
I'd Like to Be a Movie Star by Kenn Nesbitt
I’d Like to Be a Movie Star
Sunday’s Somewhat Melancholy
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
Let Me out of the Classroom
Welcome Back to School
Coming Soon by Kenn Nesbitt
Coming Soon!
My Girlfriend
I’m Staying Home From School Today
Xbox, Xbox
My Life Is Turning Downside-Up by Kenn Nesbitt
My World Is Turning Downside-Up
I’m Lonely, So Lonely
Liverwurst Pie
Liverwurst Pie
I'd Like to Sing in Singapore by Kenn Nesbitt
I’d Like to Sing in Singapore
It's Halloween My Face is Green by Kenn Nesbitt
It’s Halloween, My Face Is Green
Please Don't Read this Poem by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Read This Poem
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head