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.

I’m Staying Home From School Today
Xbox, Xbox
Today I Decided to Make Up a Word
I’d Like to Meet an Alien
My Senses All are Backward
My Smartphone Isn’t Very Smart
The Headless Horseman's Hattery by Kenn Nesbitt
The Headless Horseman’s Hattery
My Teacher Calls Me Sweetiecakes by Kenn Nesbitt
My Teacher Calls Me Sweetie Cakes
I'm a Pirate and a Pumpkin by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m a Pirate and a Pumpkin
I’ve Started Learning Honkish
My Lunch
My Mother Said to Do My Chores by Kenn Nesbitt
My Mother Said to Do My Chores
Melinda Made a Snowman
Santa Brought a Bar of Soap
My Legs Both Understand Me
This Poem’s Not About a Dog
Wayne the Stegosaurus
Merlo the Magnificent
What to Remember in School
Octopus for Lunch
Christmas Shopping
I Don’t Know What to Do Today
I Went to the Doctor
Mammals by Kenn Nesbitt