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
My Kitten Is a Ninja by Kenn Nesbitt
My Kitten Is a Ninja
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
I Think I’d Like to Get a Pet
Pizza, Pizza, I Love You by Kenn Nesbitt
Pizza, Pizza, I Love You
Zoom Gloom by Kenn Nesbitt
Zoom Gloom
I'm Glad at Last It's Halloween by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Glad at Last It’s Halloween
Rules for School by Kenn Nesbitt
Rules for School
Valentine’s Day Card
Things You Don’t Need to Know
It’s Winter Vacation
Bow Wow Wow, Meow, Meow
Elaine the Complainer by Kenn Nesbitt
Elaine the Complainer
The First Day of School
I'd Like to Be a Movie Star by Kenn Nesbitt
I’d Like to Be a Movie Star
Hottest Food Ever by Kenn Nesbitt
Hottest Food Ever
Let Me out of the Classroom
Coming Soon by Kenn Nesbitt
Coming Soon!
Whenever It's December by Kenn Nesbitt
Whenever It’s December
My Parents Both Are Humans by Kenn Nesbitt
My Parents Both Are Humans
A Hippo Is Bounding around on My Head