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.

I'm Always in Parentheses by Kenn Nesbitt
(I’m Always in Parentheses)
Everyone's from Somewhere Else by Kenn Nesbitt
Everyone’s from Somewhere Else
I Like My Triangular Kitten
What a Ham
My Mother Was a Hippie by Kenn Nesbitt
My Mother Was a Hippie
The Setter Sweater Store
My Hare Is Resting on My Head
Slim Sam's Ship Shop by Kenn Nesbitt
Slim Sam’s Ship Shop
Arthur the Artist
I Think, ACHOO!, I Have the Flu
Brand New Ball
My Tutor’s a Flutist
I Play Gel Legions by Kenn Nesbitt
I Play Gel Legions
My Favorite Words by Kenn Nesbitt
My Favorite Words
Too Many Chickens
Christmas Has Its Ups and Downs
Izzy O’Rainty
Katy Ate a Crate of Dates
Anna Graham bkn
Anna Graham