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.

Itches by Kenn Nesbitt
Itches
Do You C What I C?
This Afternoon I Met a Slark by Kenn Nesbitt
This Afternoon I Met a Slark
My Very Long Poem
When Flowers Wake Each Morning by Kenn Nesbitt
When Flowers Wake Each Morning
Making Cakes by Kenn Nesbitt
Making Cakes
Hap-the-Happy-Hyphenator by Kenn Nesbitt
Hap-the-Happy-Hyphenator
I'm Really Good at Texting by Kenn Nesbitt
im rlly gd @ txting
The Lamps Were All Delighted by Kenn Nesbitt
The Lamps Were All Delighted
Examine any Fire Hydrant
Today I Touched the Buffalobster
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?
I'm Always in Parentheses by Kenn Nesbitt
(I’m Always in Parentheses)
My Sister Kisses Thistles
The Man from Timbuktu by Kenn Nesbitt
The Man From Timbuktu
Everyone's from Somewhere Else by Kenn Nesbitt
Everyone’s from Somewhere Else
I Like My Triangular Kitten
I Like My Triangular Kitten
What a Ham
The Setter Sweater Store