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.

Switch Switch by Kenn Nesbitt
Switch Switch
Our Magic Toilet
The Games in My Room by Kenn Nesbitt
The Games in My Room
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
Lost and Found by Kenn Nesbitt
Lost and Found
My Brother Plays Dungeons and Dragons
Pet Shopping by Kenn Nesbitt
Pet Shopping
The Dog Ate Our Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
The Dog Ate Our Dinner
Advice from Dracula
Today I Got a Valentine
Peter Passed a Note Today
We Ate All the Cheetos
We Ate All the Cheetos
A Fishy List by Kenn Nesbitt
A Fishy List
All My Great Excuses by Kenn Nesbitt
All My Great Excuses
My Brother Punched Me in the Head
It’s Friday the 13th Tomorrow
My New Remote
I Think I’d Like to Get a Pet
A Vampire Bit My Neck Last Night by Kenn Nesbitt
A Vampire Bit My Neck Last Night
The Man from Planet X
My Creepy Costume by Kenn Nesbitt
My Creepy Costume
Sick Day by Kenn Nesbitt
Sick Day