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Language Poems | Examples of Language Poetry

Language Poems. Below are examples of poems about language. This list of language poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of language poetry. This list of works about language is an excellent resource for examples on how to write language poems.

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List of Language Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Human Sack Gruff Ice Agonizingly Glommed matthew harris Dramatic Monologue language, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Premium Member Poem Babel Ralph Sergi Free verse language,
Dang Slang James Fitz-Gerald Free verse change, culture, identity, language,
Premium Member Poem Americans Can't Spell Nina Parmenter Limerick language, fun, funny, humor, humorous,
A Feeling Ebizimo Arabina Free verse language, day, feelings, i am,
Tha Southern 'nacular Word Awl I do not know? america, language, mountains,
You Speak for Me Keith Dovoric Lyric language, anxiety, conflict, i love
The higher power of Letters Word Awl ABC language, allah, allusion, analogy, appreciation,
Premium Member Poem Poverty of Health Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse earth, health, integrity, language,
Premium Member Poem Return To the Highland Mist Gregory R Barden Free verse animal, language, love, memorial,

Emily and the Ancient door
by Quoth TheRaven
Young Emily sat gazing at a door, that with careful strokes was painted
a starry, but moonless night... 
In wandering dreams of far away lands, and...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, innocence, language,

WHITE HAT MONDAY VERSE BLACKHAT MONDAY
by Allan Terry
Official Document
                    from the desk of...

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Cowboy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language, appreciation, art, engagement, film,

Adam's Apple
by Rico Leffanta
A man who lived in a garden
Was seeking a dirt-cheap bargain
Along about Eve
He started to grieve
He knew no seductive jargon....

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bible, garden, language, love,

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Absorbing England
by Ian Love
  the wealth of norman England is poised to grow
  towns enlarge, markets exchange, a fresh fertilising sprinkled culture
  kingdoms extend with...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language, england, history, identity, immigration,

TALUS CHAMPIONSHIP
by Allan Terry
HE READ WHAT WOULD BE CALLED THE 
"ROLL CALL OF CHAMPIONS"
THE COMPANY NAMES THAT COMPRISE
THE TALUS, AND THE SANCTIONING BODIES
THAT RECOGNIZED THE TALUS CHAMPION AS
THE...

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Chant Royal | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language, adventure, appreciation, drink, encouraging,

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Trying too Hard
by Maurice Rigoler

Sometimes trying to sound intelligent
may have an effect oppositely evident.
Take the familiar adverb  “often”
pronounced by many as often.
Good dictionaries say the “t” is mute
but...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language,

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Free of Charge
by Billy TheKidster
I posted my sign in front of my garage,
"All Must Go, Batteries Free Of Charge."
Suddenly I was met with a large barrage,
of people taking all...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language,

The Boston Tea Party - 1773
by Rico Leffanta
An ancestor known as, "Miss Lottie"
Was a New York socialite "hottie"
To her lasting disgrace
She slapped Paul Revere's face
When he invited her to the p-ah-ty...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language, america, confusion, funny, history,

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TWO KINGDOMS
by Kim Rodrigues
truth or lies bid two kingdoms with sure keys and brave tongues of life or death

9/1/2018
...

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Monoku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language,

I speak
by Elissa Quigley
I speak yarn,
 and the twiddling of fingers wrapped in strands of color
I speak cat
 hands caressing a purring head
I speak computer
 tapping of keys...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language,

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Sign Language For Toddlers Please
by Caren Krutsinger
Sign language, a terrific way to give a voice to the little ones who have not yet mastered words.
When my eleven-month- old granddaughter learned “drink”...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language,

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Come hither, come thither
by Gershon Wolf
Come hither, come thither, come nigh
   Don't dither, don't blither, don't sigh
 
Ask me how, ask me where, ask me why
  ...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language, light, word play,

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The Phoenicians
by arthur vaso
The Phoenicians
Past

From turbulent seas
rise mighty noble Phoenicians
sailors and masters in commerce
twenty two constant warriors
ancestors of our language
four vassals, thriving Phoenician pride
furnished the Persian kingdom
from the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, history, humanity, language,

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BEYOND
by Line Gauthier


beyond words
his smile
saying it all



posted on August 16, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: irony, language, perspective, silence,

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UnScientific Revolutions
by Gerald Dillenbeck
When WiseElders invoked secular language
to colonize reductions in flow of inarticulate 
sacred feelings
Building Either/Or iconic moments
oppositional and cooperative opportunity memories
within BothNature/AndSpirit reweaving brainstems
outsideYang/insideYin
dipolar WinWin cooperative...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: culture, health, language, peace,

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Rivers of Change
by Gerald Dillenbeck
What if we see
and then hear,
think
and then feel,
possibly even smell EarthHealth
not only as good-natured green and blue golden Globe
but also cooperatively enspirited
NurtureWomb of WaterFlow?

What if...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language, anti bullying, health, integrity,

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A Strange Tongue
by Gershon Wolf
English is a strange language, a strange language is she
English is a strange tongue, a strange tongue is she 

If you are tickled pink, did...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language, word play, words,

Manner
by Esther Yau
Manner
Lingua franca
Hearing, willing, feeling
To keep an appropriate distance
Manna...

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Cinquain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: family, language,

Mahalin Natin Ang Sariling Wika
by Bernard F. Asuncion
Mahalin natin ang sariling wika, 
Huwag natin itong ipagpapalit; 
Ito'y kayamaman ng ating bayan, 
Biyaya ng Diyos mula sa langit.

Ang wikang Filipino ay dakila, 
Ginamit...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: language,

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Polly Needs Help
by John lawless
troubled parakeet
mumbles under his breath
WTF


John G. Lawless
©8/2/2018
...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bird, crazy, language,