poetic device: Lyric & Dramatic Poems

Lyric poems, not to be confused with song lyrics, are poems in which the poet expresses his or her emotions or feelings. This is as opposed to narrative poetry, which tells a story, or descriptive poetry. which gives a detailed description of something or someone.

Dramatic poems are lyric poems that are meant to be read aloud to express the feelings and emotions of the reader.

Can you figure out what emotions the narrator is expressing in each of these lyric poems? Try reading some of these poems out loud to see if you share their emotions.

My Kitten Is a Ninja by Kenn Nesbitt
My Kitten Is a Ninja
Please Don't Prank Your Parents by Kenn Nesbitt
Please Don’t Prank Your Parents
Lost and Found by Kenn Nesbitt
Lost and Found
I Can't Wait for Summer
I Can’t Wait for Summer
I'm Glad that I'm Me by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Glad to Be Me
Pizza, Pizza, I Love You by Kenn Nesbitt
Pizza, Pizza, I Love You
I Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
Things You Don’t Need to Know
I Think I’d Like to Get a Pet
Zoom Gloom by Kenn Nesbitt
Zoom Gloom
Rules for School by Kenn Nesbitt
Rules for School
Hottest Food Ever by Kenn Nesbitt
Hottest Food Ever
Valentine’s Day Card
Bow Wow Wow, Meow, Meow
Elaine the Complainer by Kenn Nesbitt
Elaine the Complainer
It’s Winter Vacation
The First Day of School
I'd Like to Be a Movie Star by Kenn Nesbitt
I’d Like to Be a Movie Star
How Not to Play with Your Food
Welcome Back to School
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
Let Me out of the Classroom
Sunday’s Somewhat Melancholy

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