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.

Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
I Listen to My Chicken
Candy Andy by Kenn Nesbitt
Candy Andy
How to Eat a Chocolate Bunny
Mr. Whisper
My Sister’s Name Is Seven
Our Teacher’s a Hippie
My Sister Should Be an Explorer
Hip-Hop Christmas
When Sarah Surfs the Internet
Winter Wonderland
My Brother Might Be Bigfoot by Kenn Nesbitt
My Brother Might Be Bigfoot
My Smartphone Isn’t Very Smart
The Cow on the Hill by Kenn Nesbitt
The Cow on the Hill
I’m Clever Whenever
I’m Wearing My Parrot
My Teacher Calls Me Sweetie Cakes
Springy Sidewalk
The Noisy Boys from Boise by Kenn Nesbitt
The Noisy Boys from Boise
Ugly Couple
The Headless Horseman's Hattery by Kenn Nesbitt
The Headless Horseman’s Hattery
My Dog Lives On the Sofa
My Lunch
The Elephant Repairman by Kenn Nesbitt
The Elephant Repairman