poetic device: Wordplay

Wordplay in poetry just means playing with language. It might mean inventing new words, using punctuation in unusual ways, or replacing letters with numbers. It might mean writing sentences backward, overusing alliterations, or including tons of puns.

I love wordplay in poetry, so I have written many, many poems that use some form of wordplay, including all of these.

Lost and Found by Kenn Nesbitt
Lost and Found
Joe the Emoji
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My Favorite Word is Floofy
Gabby’s Baby Beagle
And Backed My Car into a Tree
Deer Mrs. Teecher
My Life Is Turning Downside-Up by Kenn Nesbitt
My World Is Turning Downside-Up
On the Thirty-Third of Januaugust by Kenn Nesbitt
On the Thirty Third of Januaugust
I’ve Started Learning Honkish
Today I Decided to Make Up a Word
Five Sense Nonsense
Backward Dan
The Llama and the Aardvark
I'd Like to Sing in Singapore by Kenn Nesbitt
I’d Like to Sing in Singapore
Swimming Ool
My Legs Both Understand Me
To B or Not to B
Today I Have a Toothache by Kenn Nesbitt
Today I Have a Toothache
Speak When This Way Talk Do I
Zzzzz by Kenn Nesbitt
Maine Event
Alphabet Break by Kenn Nesbitt
Alphabet Break