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
I Think My Dad Is Dracula
Tiny Todd the Turtle by Kenn Nesbitt
Tiny Todd the Turtle
When Puppies Play Baseball by Kenn Nesbitt
When Puppies Play Baseball
Olympic Granny by Kenn Nesbitt
Olympic Granny
Halloween Checklist by Kenn Nesbitt
Halloween Checklist
My Brother Plays Dungeons and Dragons
Advice from Dracula
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
If School Were More like Baseball
Here’s a Silly Poem
Pickle with Cheddar by Kenn Nesbitt
Pickle with Cheddar
Online Is Fine by Kenn Nesbitt
Online Is Fine
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
The Birds Are Chirping Happily by Kenn Nesbitt
The Birds Are Chirping Happily
My Dog Likes to Dig by Kenn Nesbitt
My Dog Likes to Dig
Swinging from the Lights by Kenn Nesbitt
Swinging from the Lights
I Think I’m in Love with My Smartphone
Saturday's My Lazy Day by Kenn Nesbitt
Saturday’s My Lazy Day