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.

Calling all Kids by Kenn Nesbitt
Calling all Kids!
Don't Ever Bite Your Sister by Kenn Nesbitt
Don’t Ever Bite Your Sister
I Don’t Know What to Do Today
I'm Super Excited by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Super Excited
I Never Want to Go to Bed
At History I'm Hopeless
At History I’m Hopeless
I'b God a Code by Kenn Nesbitt
I’b God a Code
Mirror, Mirror by Linda Knaus and Kenn Nesbitt
Mirror, Mirror
Somewhere Sometime by Kenn Nesbitt
Somewhere Sometime
I Love to Read a Mystery by Kenn Nesbitt
I Love to Read a Mystery
Ode on a Unicycle
Calculator, Calculator by Kenn Nesbitt
Calculator, Calculator
Moving to China
Dear Summer
Gabby the Garbage Collector by Kenn Nesbitt
Gabby the Garbage Collector
Don’t Bring Camels in the Classroom
Potluck Christmas by Kenn Nesbitt
Potluck Christmas
School Year Extension by Kenn Nesbitt
School Year Extension
Dreaming of Summer
I’m Not Afraid of the Dark
How Did You Get So Mean by Kenn Nesbitt
How Did You Get So Mean?
Just a Slug
I’ve Been Working on My Homework