Examples Of Narrative Poems

Published: July 2017

Narrative Poems - Poems That Tell A Story

51 Narrative Poems - Poems That Tell A Story

Narrative poems are stories in poem form. Narrative poems are one of the oldest forms of poetry and indeed all literature. 

Narrative poetry was used in ancient times as a means of passing down important stories. Many people did not how to read and write and captivating stories told rhythmically, with repetition and rhymes were a way to ensure that stories important to the culture were remembered and passed down through the generations.

This collection contains narrative poems by famous and modern poets. 

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  1. The Strongest Girl I Ever Knew

    Inspirational Poem About Disabled Sister

    in Inspirational Poems

    She never got to dance
    Or go to her own prom.
    She never got the chance
    To forget where she came from.

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    • Stories 37
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    • Rating 4.54
    • Poem of the Week
    Featured Shared Story

    The poem was very touching. I enjoyed reading it, and it reminds me of someone I know and is part of my life. She is none other than my sister. She was always on her feet doing things just...

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  2. Annabel Lee

    in Famous Narrative Poems

    Picture

    It was many and many a year ago,
    In a kingdom by the sea,
    That a maiden there lived whom you may know
    By the name of Annabel Lee;

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    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 637
    • Rating 4.51
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    Featured Shared Story

    Favorite poem, favorite poet. Has been since I was in 7th grade. He's such a dark sweetheart!! I love it!

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  4. Casey At The Bat

    in Famous Narrative Poems

    The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
    The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
    And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
    A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 226
    • Rating 3.69
  5. Family Circle

    • By Melissa G. Nicks
    • Published: February 2006
    Cycle Of Life Poem

    in Father Poems

    When I am born, you are here
    In your eye, I see a tear
    Time flies and already I'm two
    "Look, Daddy, I can tie my shoe!"

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    • Rating 4.48
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    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how you feel. I lost my dad when I was 8. I understand how it feels. I am 17, and I am coping with it still.

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  7. The Ballad Of Rum

    Poem About A Loveable Guard Dog

    in Cute Poems

    A dog wandered into our garden one day,
    A friendly old mutt, didn't look like a stray.
    We never discovered whence he had come,
    But we brushed him and fed him and the kids called him Rum.

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    • Stories 7
    • Shares 5817
    • Favorited 57
    • Votes 1250
    • Rating 4.47
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    Featured Shared Story

    That is such a good poem. My husband had a large Doberman. Everyone was afraid of this dog, but he would lay on the floor with our children and let them pull on his ears. My Husband said he...

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  8. The Three Little Pigs

    in Famous Funny Poems

    The animal I really dig,
    Above all others is the pig.
    Pigs are noble. Pigs are clever,
    Pigs are courteous. However,

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    • Stories 6
    • Shares 14889
    • Favorited 32
    • Votes 1862
    • Rating 4.44
    • Poem of the Week
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    I am eighty-six and in a poetry group, which consists of similarly aged ancients. All I need to say is that when I read it to the gathering one evening after, I admit, the addition of a...

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  9. The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver

    in Famous Narrative Poems

    "Son," said my mother,
    When I was knee-high,
    "you've need of clothes to cover you,
    and not a rag have I.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 2272
    • Favorited 21
    • Votes 311
    • Rating 4.43
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    The poem is a short, sweet, and precise journey of a great son-mother relationship. It takes one through the sacred and holy shares of time given by a mother in dedication to her child. The...

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  10. Cinderella

    in Famous Funny Poems

    I guess you think you know this story.
    You don't. The real one's much more gory.
    The phoney one, the one you know,
    Was cooked up years and years ago,

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    • Stories 4
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    • Favorited 26
    • Votes 1161
    • Rating 4.42
    Featured Shared Story

    Yes, Roald Dahl has a whole book of revolting rhymes like this one. You should read it. Hilarious.

  11. Us Two

    in Famous Friendship Poems

    Wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
    There's always Pooh and Me.
    Whatever I do, he wants to do,
    "Where are you going today?" says Pooh:

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 235
    • Rating 4.39
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    Well my name is Rahma and my best friend is called Innocent. We have been friends for 10 years now since I was in primary school. He was good at math, and I was great in English. Our...

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  12. The Raven

    in Famous Narrative Poems

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 330
    • Rating 4.39
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