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 Smartphone Isn’t Very Smart
The Cow on the Hill by Kenn Nesbitt
The Cow on the Hill
The Noisy Boys from Boise by Kenn Nesbitt
The Noisy Boys from Boise
I’m Clever Whenever
Ugly Couple
Traditional Christmas
Busy Jack by Kenn Nesbitt
Busy Jack
My Teacher Calls Me Sweetiecakes by Kenn Nesbitt
My Teacher Calls Me Sweetie Cakes
The Geese Are Honking Overhead by Kenn Nesbitt
The Geese Are Honking Overhead
My Dog Lives On the Sofa
The Elephant Repairman by Kenn Nesbitt
The Elephant Repairman
My Lunch
My Absolutely True Life Story by Kenn Nesbitt
My Absolutely True Life Story
Mr. Right by Kenn Nesbitt
Mr. Right
Captain Impossible by Kenn Nesbitt
Captain Impossible
My Sister Thinks She’s Santa Claus
How Not to Cook by Kenn Nesbitt
How Not to Cook
My Legs Both Understand Me
This Poem's Not About a Dog by Kenn Nesbitt
This Poem’s Not About a Dog
Frank the Friendly Alien
Hannah’s Hammer
Springy Sidewalk
Wayne the Stegosaurus
My Purple Unicorn by Kenn Nesbitt
My Purple Unicorn