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
Valentine’s Day Card
Olympic Granny
I Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
Sunday’s Somewhat Melancholy
Let Me out of the Classroom
My Girlfriend
I’m Staying Home From School Today
How Not to Play With Your Food
I’m Lonely, So Lonely
Xbox, Xbox
Welcome Back to School
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head
Please Don’t Read This Poem
The Armpit of Doom
Homework, I Love You
A Centaur Goes Out Shopping
Ode on a Unicycle
I Don’t Know What to Do Today
I Never Want to Go to Bed
At History I’m Hopeless
Mirror, Mirror