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 Mother Was a Hippie by Kenn Nesbitt
My Mother Was a Hippie
My Hare Is Resting on My Head
Arthur the Artist
Slim Sam's Ship Shop by Kenn Nesbitt
Slim Sam’s Ship Shop
Green Rain by Kenn Nesbitt
Green Rain
I Think Achoo I Have the Flu by Kenn Nesbitt
I Think, ACHOO!, I Have the Flu
My Tutor’s a Flutist
Brand New Ball
My Favorite Words by Kenn Nesbitt
My Favorite Words
I Play Gel Legions by Kenn Nesbitt
I Play Gel Legions
The Cowtown Ballet by Kenn Nesbitt
The Cow Town Ballet
While Talking on the Homophone by Kenn Nesbitt
While Talking on the Homophone
Too Many Chickens
What the Teachers Saw at Recess by Kenn Nesbitt
What the Teachers Saw at Recess
Christmas Has Its Ups and Downs
Izzy O'Rainty by Kenn Nesbitt
Izzy O’Rainty
The Minotaur Hums by Kenn Nesbitt
The Minotaur Hums
Katy Ate a Crate of Dates
Anna Graham bkn
Anna Graham