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.

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