poetic device: Wordplay

Wordplay in poetry just means playing with language. It might mean inventing new words, using punctuation in unusual ways, or replacing letters with numbers. It might mean writing sentences backward, overusing alliterations, or including tons of puns.

I love wordplay in poetry, so I have written many, many poems that use some form of wordplay, including all of these.

Lost and Found by Kenn Nesbitt
Lost and Found
The Man from Planet X
Gabby’s Baby Beagle
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Joe the Emoji
On the Thirty-Third of Januaugust by Kenn Nesbitt
On the Thirty Third of Januaugust
And Backed My Car into a Tree
I’m Srot of Srcmabled Up Tdaoy
My Favorite Word is Floofy
Deer Mrs. Teecher
My World Is Turning Downside-Up by Kenn Nesbitt
My World Is Turning Downside-Up
Today I Decided to Make Up a Word
I'd Like to Sing in Singapore by Kenn Nesbitt
I’d Like to Sing in Singapore
I’ve Started Learning Honkish
Five Sense Nonsense
My Gramma Got a Camera by Kenn Nesbitt
My Gramma Got a Camera
Swimming Ool
My Kitten Had an Accident
My Legs Both Understand Me
We Call Our Teacher Mister E. by Kenn Nesbitt
We Call Our Teacher Mister E.
Toucan Can-Can by Kenn Nesbitt
Toucan Can-Can
Today I Have a Toothache by Kenn Nesbitt
Today I Have a Toothache
To B or Not to B
The Llama and the Aardvark