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.

My Kitten Had an Accident
My Legs Both Understand Me
Five Sense Nonsense
Today I Have a Toothache by Kenn Nesbitt
Today I Have a Toothache
Toucan Can-Can by Kenn Nesbitt
Toucan Can-Can
Backward Dan
To B or Not to B
The Llama and the Aardvark
When Chemists Die They Barium by Kenn Nesbitt
When Chemists Die, They Barium
Maine Event
My Brother's Insistent by Kenn Nesbitt
My Brother’s Insistent
Lefty the Lifter poem by Kenn Nesbitt
Lefty the Lifter
Juan and Tu by Kenn Nesbitt
Juan and Tu
My Sheep Is Being Sheepish
Pelican
Speak When This Way Talk Do I
Alphabet Break by Kenn Nesbitt
Alphabet Break
My Frog Was in an Accident by Kenn Nesbitt
My Frog Was in an Accident
Michael's Viking Bicycle by Kenn Nesbitt
Michael’s Viking Bicycle
Zzzzz by Kenn Nesbitt
Zzzzz
Somewhere Sometime by Kenn Nesbitt
Somewhere Sometime
I'b God a Code by Kenn Nesbitt
I’b God a Code
The Eggs Were All Bedeviled by Kenn Nesbitt
The Eggs Were All Bedeviled
I Think I’m Related to Bigfoot