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.

My Sister Thinks She’s Santa Claus
This Poem’s Not About a Dog
Mr. Right by Kenn Nesbitt
Mr. Right
My Legs Both Understand Me
The Monster Mattress Superstore by Kenn Nesbitt
The Monster Mattress Superstore
Wayne the Stegosaurus
Frank the Friendly Alien
Hannah’s Hammer
I’m Practically Perfect
Toucan Can-Can by Kenn Nesbitt
Toucan Can-Can
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
My Brother Just Eats Candy
My Brother's Not a Werewolf by Kenn Nesbitt
My Brother’s Not a Werewolf
Backward Dan
Our Baseball Team Is Always Last by Kenn Nesbitt
Our Baseball Team Is Always Last
Today’s My Favorite Holiday
Traditional Christmas
My Puppy Likes the Water
Mammals by Kenn Nesbitt
Mammals
My Robot Does My Homework
Our Teacher’s Not a Zombie
Class Gas
A Dream of School Supplies