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.

Speak When This Way Talk Do I
Alphabet Break by Kenn Nesbitt
Alphabet Break
Pelican
My Sheep Is Being Sheepish
Somewhere Sometime by Kenn Nesbitt
Somewhere Sometime
Juan and Tu by Kenn Nesbitt
Juan and Tu
Zzzzz by Kenn Nesbitt
Zzzzz
Itches by Kenn Nesbitt
Itches
Do You C What I C?
I Think I’m Related to Bigfoot
My Very Long Poem
im rlly gd @ txting
When Flowers Wake Each Morning by Kenn Nesbitt
When Flowers Wake Each Morning
Hap-the-Happy-Hyphenator by Kenn Nesbitt
Hap-the-Happy-Hyphenator
Today I Touched the Buffalobster
Examine any Fire Hydrant
Christmas Cat
Brody the Emoticon by Kenn Nesbitt
Brody the Emoticon
Pitta Patta, Pitta Patta
Pitta Patta, Pitta Patta
Clippity Cloppity Bippity Boop by Kenn Nesbitt
Clippity Cloppity Bippity Boop
Lousy Catcher’s Mitt
How Did You Get So Mean by Kenn Nesbitt
How Did You Get So Mean?
The Man from Timbuktu by Kenn Nesbitt
The Man From Timbuktu
My Sister Kisses Thistles