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.

That Explains It!
I Went out Exploring by Kenn Nesbitt
I Went out Exploring
When Chemists Die They Barium by Kenn Nesbitt
When Chemists Die, They Barium
Gerbil, Gerbil, On the Run
I Didn’t Go Camping
A Dream of School Supplies
I Don’t Watch TV
At History I'm Hopeless
At History I’m Hopeless
Today I Had a Rotten Day
Larry the Librarian
Larry the Librarian
Hello, My Name is Madison
Electronic Christmas
My Sheep Is Being Sheepish
The Seefood Diet
Mirror, Mirror by Linda Knaus and Kenn Nesbitt
Mirror, Mirror
School Supplies by Kenn Nesbitt
School Supplies
I’m Not Picky
My Mouse is Misbehaving
Zzzzz by Kenn Nesbitt
My Parents Sent Me To the Store
Autumn Is the Time of Year
My Family’s Fond of Gadgets
Morning Sports
Halloween Cuisine