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
Gabby’s Baby Beagle
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Joe the Emoji
And Backed My Car into a Tree
On the Thirty-Third of Januaugust by Kenn Nesbitt
On the Thirty Third of Januaugust
Deer Mrs. Teecher
My Favorite Word is Floofy
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
Swimming Ool
My Legs Both Understand Me
My Kitten Had an Accident
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
Backward Dan
Maine Event
When Chemists Die They Barium by Kenn Nesbitt
When Chemists Die, They Barium
Speak When This Way Talk Do I