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.

I’m Wearing My Parrot
The Noisy Boys from Boise by Kenn Nesbitt
The Noisy Boys from Boise
Ugly Couple
I’m Clever Whenever
My Teacher Calls Me Sweetiecakes by Kenn Nesbitt
My Teacher Calls Me Sweetie Cakes
The Elephant Repairman by Kenn Nesbitt
The Elephant Repairman
My Dog Lives On the Sofa
My Lunch
Mr. Right by Kenn Nesbitt
Mr. Right
Springy Sidewalk
My Legs Both Understand Me
Captain Impossible by Kenn Nesbitt
Captain Impossible
This Poem’s Not About a Dog
Traditional Christmas
My Sister Thinks She’s Santa Claus
Frank the Friendly Alien
The Monster Mattress Superstore by Kenn Nesbitt
The Monster Mattress Superstore
Wayne the Stegosaurus
Hannah’s Hammer
Backward Dan
The Geese Are Honking Overhead by Kenn Nesbitt
The Geese Are Honking Overhead
Today’s My Favorite Holiday
The World's Fastest Bicycle by Kenn Nesbitt
The World’s Fastest Bicycle
Today I Have a Toothache by Kenn Nesbitt
Today I Have a Toothache