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.

Brand New Ball
My Tutor’s a Flutist
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
Christmas Has Its Ups and Downs
Izzy O'Rainty by Kenn Nesbitt
Izzy O’Rainty
Katy Ate a Crate of Dates
The Minotaur Hums by Kenn Nesbitt
The Minotaur Hums
Anna Graham bkn
Anna Graham