Examples Of Narrative Poems

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 36
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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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    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    Edgar Allan Poe is my favorite poet. This is such a touching poem. It puts a lump in my throat.

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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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    • Votes 209
    • Rating 3.70
  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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    • Stories 14
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    • Rating 4.49
    Featured Shared Story

    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 5304
    • Favorited 53
    • Votes 1163
    • Rating 4.46
    • Poem of the Day
    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 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 2141
    • Favorited 20
    • Votes 297
    • Rating 4.44
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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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  9. 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 5
    • Shares 12809
    • Favorited 28
    • Votes 1560
    • Rating 4.43
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    This rendition of the Three Little Pigs, incorporating Red Riding Hood is creativity at its best! I am a harsh critic and don't give a five-star rating frequently; however this twist by...

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  10. 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 0
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    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 187
    • Rating 4.42
  11. 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 19
    • Votes 993
    • Rating 4.41
    Featured Shared Story

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

  12. The Spell Of The Yukon

    in Famous Narrative Poems

    I wanted the gold, and I sought it;
    I scrabbled and mucked like a slave.
    Was it famine or scurvy—I fought it;
    I hurled my youth into a grave.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 91
    • Rating 4.41

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