Occasionally, I get an email from someone who needs longer poems or shorter poems. They may be looking for something two or three minutes long to recite in a poetry festival. Or they may want poems that are easy to memorize.
Poems by Length
Poems by Poetic Technique
The Poems by Poetic Technique page organizes poems into 20 different categories. If you need poems with personification or hyperbole, you will find them there. Looking for descriptive, lyric, narrative, or nonsense poems? I’ve got you covered. You’ll find examples of onomatopoeia, personification, interesting rhyme schemes, and lots more.
A Work in Progress
With more than 700 poems on this website, it will take a while to assign categories and lengths to all of my poems. So don’t be surprised if your favorite poem of mine isn’t yet in the place it belongs. I have organized about 200 poems so far, and will be working on the rest over the coming weeks.
Nevertheless, I hope you find these new features helpful. I hope you not only enjoy reading my poems, but also sharing them with your friends and family. If you are a teacher, feel free to share them with your students and use them to teach poetry in your classroom.