poetic device: List Poems

A “list poem” is a poem that incorporates some kind of list, often in the middle of the poem. It can be a list of objects, actions, ideas, or even words or people. If you’d like to learn to write your own list poems, check out this lesson.

All of these poems are list poems to some degree. Many of them are pure list poems, while others have a small list somewhere in the poem.

Our Magic Toilet
Switch Switch by Kenn Nesbitt
Switch Switch
Please Don't Prank Your Parents by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Prank Your Parents
April Fool's Day by Kenn Nesbitt
April Fool’s Day
The Games in My Room by Kenn Nesbitt
The Games in My Room
Pet Shopping by Kenn Nesbitt
Pet Shopping
Lost and Found by Kenn Nesbitt
Lost and Found
Nicknames
Peter Passed a Note Today
My Brother Plays Dungeons and Dragons
Today I Got a Valentine
The Dog Ate Our Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
The Dog Ate Our Dinner
All My Great Excuses by Kenn Nesbitt
All My Great Excuses
Advice from Dracula
It’s Friday the 13th Tomorrow
We Ate All the Cheetos
We Ate All the Cheetos
Today I Wrote this Poem by Kenn Nesbitt
Today I Wrote this Poem
A Vampire Bit My Neck Last Night by Kenn Nesbitt
A Vampire Bit My Neck Last Night
My Creepy Costume by Kenn Nesbitt
My Creepy Costume
On New Year's Day by Kenn Nesbitt
On New Year’s Day
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
You Can Argue with a Tennis Ball
I Think I’d Like to Get a Pet
My Puppy Ate My Earbuds by Kenn Nesbitt
My Puppy Ate My Earbuds
Sick Day by Kenn Nesbitt
Sick Day