poetic device: Narrative Poems

Narrative poems are poems that tell a story. It doesn’t have to be a long or complex story. It can even be a short narrative poem that describes something that happened.

Narrative poems are one of the main poetic styles. Others include lyric poems, which describe the narrator’s emotions or feelings, and descriptive poems, which give a detailed description of a person, an object, or an event.

Each of these poems tell a story. Some are short and some are long, while most are somewhere in the middle, but all of them are fun.

An Awesome Opposum
Gordon’s Garden
Forty Purple Porpoises
I Grew a Foot this Summer by Kenn Nesbitt
I Grew a Foot this Summer
My Brother is Still in His Bedroom
I Have an Amoeba
Auntie Gravity
The Stockings Were Hung by Linda Knaus and Kenn Nesbitt
The Stockings Were Hung
How Not to Make a Cardboard Fort
Belinda Brooks by Kenn Nesbitt
Belinda Brooks
Bad Bertie Bartigan by Kenn Nesbitt
Bad Bertie Bartigan
Snail Race by Kenn Nesbitt
Snail Race
The Cowtown Ballet by Kenn Nesbitt
The Cow Town Ballet
Amanda Ate an Orange by Kenn Nesbitt
Amanda Ate an Orange
I’m Learning To Play the Piano Today
My Camel Fights
Poor Mrs. Cusick
The Monsters' Musical Contest by Kenn Nesbitt
The Monsters’ Musical Contest
I’m Arranging All My Pencils
I’m Told By My Snail
While Talking on the Homophone by Kenn Nesbitt
While Talking on the Homophone
Christmas Has Its Ups and Downs
Gilman Glumby Kenn Nesbitt
Gilman Glum
Magic Soup by Kenn Nesbitt
Magic Soup