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.

Everything We Learn at School by Kenn Nesbitt
Everything We Learn at School
My Kiwi Is the Captain
Benjamin Plays Bass Guitar by Kenn Nesbitt
Benjamin Plays Bass Guitar
I'm Growing a Truck in the Garden by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Growing a Truck in the Garden
I Found Myself Upon a Cow
Transportation Vacation
Just a Slug
My New School
Jim Sox by Kenn Nesbitt
Jim Sox
Dizzy Dottie’s Dog Salon
Everyone's from Somewhere Else by Kenn Nesbitt
Everyone’s from Somewhere Else
I'll Never by Kenn Nesbitt
I’ll Never
The Bagel Bird
Sam, Who Only Ate Jam
My Uncle Had an Ant Farm by Kenn Nesbitt
My Uncle Had an Ant Farm
I Made a Hat by Kenn Nesbitt
I Made a Hat
I Sat Down On a Seesaw
My Hare Is Resting on My Head
Arthur the Artist
Can’t Sleep
I Named My Dogs the Strangest Names by Kenn Nesbitt
I Named My Dogs the Strangest Names
Gordon’s Garden
Auntie Gravity
My Favorite Words by Kenn Nesbitt
My Favorite Words