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
Sunday’s Somewhat Melancholy
How Not to Play with Your Food
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
Welcome Back to School
Coming Soon by Kenn Nesbitt
Coming Soon!
My Girlfriend
Xbox, Xbox
I'd Like to Be a Movie Star by Kenn Nesbitt
I’d Like to Be a Movie Star
I’m Lonely, So Lonely
I’m Staying Home From School Today
Liverwurst Pie
Liverwurst Pie
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head
Please Don't Read this Poem by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Read This Poem
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
The Armpit of Doom
A Centaur Goes Out Shopping
Calling all Kids by Kenn Nesbitt
Calling all Kids!