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
Valentine’s Day Card
I Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
Let Me out of the Classroom
How Not to Play with Your Food
Sunday’s Somewhat Melancholy
Welcome Back to School
Coming Soon by Kenn Nesbitt
Coming Soon!
My Girlfriend
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head
Xbox, Xbox
Liverwurst Pie
Liverwurst Pie
I’m Lonely, So Lonely
I’m Staying Home From School Today
Calling all Kids by Kenn Nesbitt
Calling all Kids!
Please Don't Read this Poem by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Read This Poem
A Centaur Goes Out Shopping
You’re Not Supposed to Touch Your Face
The Armpit of Doom
Homework, I Love You
A Sad and Lonely Cyclops by Kenn Nesbitt
A Sad and Lonely Cyclops