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.

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 Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
Zoom Gloom by Kenn Nesbitt
Zoom Gloom
I Think I’d Like to Get a Pet
It’s Winter Vacation
Valentine’s Day Card
Elaine the Complainer by Kenn Nesbitt
Elaine the Complainer
The First Day of School
Things You Don’t Need to Know
I'd Like to Be a Movie Star by Kenn Nesbitt
I’d Like to Be a Movie Star
Let Me out of the Classroom
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
Sunday’s Somewhat Melancholy
How Not to Play with Your Food
Coming Soon by Kenn Nesbitt
Coming Soon!
Welcome Back to School
I’m Staying Home From School Today
My World Is Turning Downside-Up by Kenn Nesbitt
My World Is Turning Downside-Up
My Girlfriend
Xbox, Xbox
I’m Lonely, So Lonely