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.

Joe the Emoji
Gabby’s Baby Beagle
1 H0P3 7H47 Y0U C4N R34D 7H15
My Favorite Word is Floofy
And Backed My Car into a Tree
Deer Mrs. Teecher
Backward Dan
Speak When This Way Talk Do I
Today I Decided to Make Up a Word
I’ve Started Learning Honkish
The Llama and the Aardvark
Five Sense Nonsense
Swimming Ool
To B or Not to B
My Legs Both Understand Me
On the Thirty-Third of Januaugust by Kenn Nesbitt
On the Thirty Third of Januaugust
Pelican
Maine Event
Zzzzz by Kenn Nesbitt
Zzzzz
Alphabet Break by Kenn Nesbitt
Alphabet Break
My Sheep Is Being Sheepish
When Chemists Die, They Barium
Itches by Kenn Nesbitt
Itches
Hap-the-Happy-Hyphenator