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.

Gordon’s Garden
I Grew a Foot this Summer by Kenn Nesbitt
I Grew a Foot this Summer
Forty Purple Porpoises by Kenn Nesbitt
Forty Purple Porpoises
My Brother Is Still in His Bedroom by Kenn Nesbitt
My Brother is Still in His Bedroom
Peter Prim the Fire Eater by Kenn Nesbitt
Peter Prim the Fire-Eater
Rosemarie Rassmussen by Kenn Nesbitt
Rose Marie Rassmussen
An Awesome Opposum
I Have an Amoeba
Auntie Gravity
Antigravity Machine
Antigravity Machine
The Stockings Were Hung by Linda Knaus and Kenn Nesbitt
The Stockings Were Hung
How Not to Make a Cardboard Fort
Snail Race by Kenn Nesbitt
Snail Race
Belinda Brooks by Kenn Nesbitt
Belinda Brooks
Bad Bertie Bartigan by Kenn Nesbitt
Bad Bertie Bartigan
The Cowtown Ballet by Kenn Nesbitt
The Cow Town Ballet
Amanda Ate an Orange by Kenn Nesbitt
Amanda Ate an Orange
Ogden Myers by Kenn Nesbitt
Ogden Myers Spun His Tires
Flower Girl by Kenn Nesbitt
Flower Girl
I'm Learning to Play the Piano Today by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Learning To Play the Piano Today
My Camel Fights
Poor Mrs. Cusick by Kenn Nesbitt
Poor Mrs. Cusick
I'm Arranging All My Pencils by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Arranging All My Pencils
The Monsters' Musical Contest by Kenn Nesbitt
The Monsters’ Musical Contest