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
Zoom Gloom by Kenn Nesbitt
Zoom Gloom
I Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
Valentine’s Day Card
Let Me out of the Classroom
How Not to Play With Your Food
Coming Soon by Kenn Nesbitt
Coming Soon!
Sunday’s Somewhat Melancholy
My Girlfriend
Welcome Back to School
Xbox, Xbox
I’m Staying Home From School Today
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head
I’m Lonely, So Lonely
Please Don't Read this Poem by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Read This Poem
Liverwurst Pie
Liverwurst Pie
A Centaur Goes Out Shopping
You’re Not Supposed to Touch Your Face
The Armpit of Doom
Homework, I Love You
I Never Want to Go to Bed
At History I'm Hopeless
At History I’m Hopeless