poetic device: Descriptive Poems

A descriptive poem is one that mainly describes the subject — whether it be a person, an animal, or an inanimate object — often in great detail, rather than telling a story or expressing one’s feelings.

These poems are all examples of descriptive poetry.

Computer Cat
My Dog Likes to Disco by Kenn Nesbitt
My Dog Likes to Disco
My Sloth Is Supersonic
Our Dog's Name is Roomba by Kenn Nesbitt
Our Dog’s Name Is Roomba
My Dog Does My Homework
My Brother Plays Dungeons and Dragons
I Think My Dad Is Dracula
A Festival for Frogs by Kenn Nesbitt
A Festival for Frogs
Advice from Dracula
Tiny Todd the Turtle by Kenn Nesbitt
Tiny Todd the Turtle
Olympic Granny by Kenn Nesbitt
Olympic Granny
My Koala's Not a Doctor by Kenn Nesbitt
My Koala’s Not a Doctor
The Man from Planet X
My Creepy Costume by Kenn Nesbitt
My Creepy Costume
Pickle with Cheddar by Kenn Nesbitt
Pickle with Cheddar
If School Were More like Baseball
Here’s a Silly Poem
My Sister Should Be an Explorer
Online Is Fine by Kenn Nesbitt
Online Is Fine
My Dog Likes to Dig by Kenn Nesbitt
My Dog Likes to Dig
Everyone's Screaming by Kenn Nesbitt
Everyone’s Screaming
How to Eat a Chocolate Bunny
The Birds Are Chirping Happily by Kenn Nesbitt
The Birds Are Chirping Happily
Swinging from the Lights by Kenn Nesbitt
Swinging from the Lights