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
My Kitten Is a Ninja by Kenn Nesbitt
My Kitten Is a Ninja
I Can't Wait for Summer
I Can’t Wait for Summer
I Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
I Think I’d Like to Get a Pet
Zoom Gloom by Kenn Nesbitt
Zoom Gloom
Things You Don’t Need to Know
I'm Glad at Last It's Halloween by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Glad at Last It’s Halloween
Pizza, Pizza, I Love You by Kenn Nesbitt
Pizza, Pizza, I Love You
Valentine’s Day Card
The First Day of School
Hottest Food Ever by Kenn Nesbitt
Hottest Food Ever
Elaine the Complainer by Kenn Nesbitt
Elaine the Complainer
I'd Like to Be a Movie Star by Kenn Nesbitt
I’d Like to Be a Movie Star
I’m Srot of Srcmabled Up Tdaoy
Coming Soon by Kenn Nesbitt
Coming Soon!
Bow Wow Wow, Meow, Meow
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
Rules for School by Kenn Nesbitt
Rules for School
My Girlfriend
Let Me out of the Classroom
My Parents Both Are Humans by Kenn Nesbitt
My Parents Both Are Humans