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