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.

My Dog Plays Invisible Frisbee
The Winter Olympics are Practically Here
My Robot’s Misbehaving
I Eat Spaghetti with a Spoon
My Father Looks Like Frankenstein by Kenn Nesbitt
My Father Looks Like Frankenstein
If I Had a Dollar
Bigfoot’s Bewilderment
Fearless Frederick by Kenn Nesbitt
Fearless Frederick
When Flowers Wake Each Morning by Kenn Nesbitt
When Flowers Wake Each Morning
Moving to China
When Pigs Fly
I'm Thankful for Turkey by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Thankful for Turkey
Josh the Sausage Maker
Riding a Rainbow by Kenn Nesbitt
Riding a Rainbow
My Mom's a Vegetarian by Kenn Nesbitt
My Mom’s a Vegetarian
My Sister Says She’s Sleepy
An Ordinary Day
When Freddie Had Spaghetti
Dreaming of Summer
No Pencil
To Some It's Known as Halloween by Kenn Nesbitt
To Some It’s Known as Halloween
Lorenzo Liszt, Non-Scientist
Recipe for Disaster by Kenn Nesbitt
Recipe for Disaster