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.

A Fishy List by Kenn Nesbitt
A Fishy List
Our Magic Toilet
Switch Switch by Kenn Nesbitt
Switch Switch
April Fool's Day by Kenn Nesbitt
April Fool’s Day
Please Don't Prank Your Parents by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Prank Your Parents
The Games in My Room by Kenn Nesbitt
The Games in My Room
Lost and Found by Kenn Nesbitt
Lost and Found
Pet Shopping by Kenn Nesbitt
Pet Shopping
Nicknames
The Man from Planet X
Halloween Checklist by Kenn Nesbitt
Halloween Checklist
The Dog Ate Our Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
The Dog Ate Our Dinner
Today I Got a Valentine
My Brother Plays Dungeons and Dragons
All My Great Excuses by Kenn Nesbitt
All My Great Excuses
Peter Passed a Note Today
We Ate All the Cheetos
We Ate All the Cheetos
It’s Friday the 13th Tomorrow
Advice from Dracula
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
Today I Wrote this Poem by Kenn Nesbitt
Today I Wrote this Poem
I Think I’d Like to Get a Pet
Sick Day by Kenn Nesbitt
Sick Day