50 Best Repetition Poems You’ll Love to Read

Are you looking for some best repetition poems? Stop your search because we have rounded up a collection of some amazing poems that have repetition for you.

We hear repetition all the time: advertising repeat sales and slogans to hammer home the message and burn it into our heads.

Song lyrics frequently repeat words and have catchy choruses that are easy to memorize and sing along to. Religious chants from numerous societies used repetition even in primitive times.

Repetition in poetry refers to the repetition of words, phrases, lines, or stanzas. Stanzas are lines that are grouped together.

Repetition is used to emphasize a sentiment or idea, to establish a rhythm, and/or to generate a sense of urgency. These repetition poems can be a readymade solution to spice up your poetic taste.

It is important to pay attention to what goes into the subconscious mind. Words and thoughts that are repeated frequently become stronger with time, sink into the subconscious mind, and influence the person’s behavior, actions, and reactions. That’s why; these poems using repetition can greatly influence your mind.

Repetition in poetry is a strategy for creating structure in a poem that is used to draw the reader’s attention to specific topics or themes in the poem. Check out our collection of best repetition poems whenever you need the poems to impress someone.

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Best Repetition Poems

The power of repetition in poems is its simplicity and brevity. A message that you hear several times is more likely to stick in your head. The more senses a concept hits and times it is heard, the more strongly your message will be delivered to your audience and repetition poems are perfect to do so. Here, we have gathered some best repetition examples in poetry for you.

1. Best Kinds

       by Alex

The best kinds of people are warm and kind.
They are always there and they never mind.
The best kinds of people smile and embrace.
They support you with strength and grace.

The best kinds of people love and cherish.
They lift you up when you’re near to perish.
The best kinds of people share your joy,
To laugh with you, to joke and enjoy.

The best kinds of people stand up tall,
No matter how hard they fall.
The best kinds of people are honest and true.
The best kind of person, my dear, is you.

2. Love Takes A Little More

       by Avi Fleischer

You supply the lips and I’ll supply the kiss,
You supply the chance and I’ll supply the bliss.
You supply the truth and I’ll supply the trust,
You supply the time and I’ll supply the lust.

But if it’s love you want, it’s gonna take a little more,
and when we finally get there, it’ll be like waves hitting the shore,
of the oceans of our hearts, the feeling lingers on,
from the touch of evening twilight, ’til the early morning dawn.

You supply the fantasy and I’ll supply the act,
You supply the opinion and I’ll supply the fact.
You supply the quip and I’ll supply the smile,
You supply the road and I’ll supply that extra mile.

But if it’s love you want, it’s gonna take a little more,
and when we finally get there, it’ll be like waves hitting the shore,
of the oceans of our hearts, the feeling lingers on,
from the touch of evening twilight, ’til the early morning dawn.

You supply the wings and I’ll supply the flight,
You supply the day and I’ll supply the night.
You supply the ground below and I’ll supply the sky above,
You supply your tender heart and I’ll supply my endless love.

Because even though love takes more, I shall not stand and wait,
for love to sweep me off my feet, for I might be too late.
So, I’ve now become a partner of fate,
in the never-ending waterfall known as love and hate.

3. Never Stop Being You

       by Terrie Brushette

Never stop caring about the little things in life.
Never stop dreaming, and don’t give into strife.
Never stop wondering are we on our own.
Never stop thinking has your spirituality grown.

Never stop building bridges that lead to better tomorrows.
Never stop trying, and don’t give into sorrow.
Never stop feeling amazed at the beauty that surrounds you.
Never stop hearing the music, and don’t give into the blues.

Never stop pushing away negative thoughts that make you feel sad.
Never stop looking at all the miracles we have had.
Never stop loving the ones you hold dear.
Never stop giving, and don’t give into the fear.

Never stop smiling, but look forward to each new day.
Never stop shining in your own special way.
Never forget that all storms will clear.
Remember brighter tomorrows are always near.

4. I Have Longed to Move Away

       by Dylan Thomas

I have longed to move away
From the hissing of the spent lie
And the old terrors’ continual cry
Growing more terrible as the day
Goes over the hill into the deep sea;
I have longed to move away
From the repetition of salutes,
For there are ghosts in the air
And ghostly echoes on paper,
And the thunder of calls and notes.

I have longed to move away but am afraid;
Some life, yet unspent, might explode
Out of the old lie burning on the ground,
And, crackling into the air, leave me half-blind.

Neither by night’s ancient fear,
The parting of hat from hair,
Pursed lips at the receiver,
Shall I fall to death’s feather.

By these I would not care to die,
Half convention and half lie.

5. Lovey Love

       by Anonymous

I have loved, I have got hurt.
I pick my feet up ready to run
I stumble and fall, so quickly to go

I have loved, I have got hurt.
I see your beautiful face and smile
I touch you and quiver

I have loved, I have got hurt.
I talk to you and believe you listen
My words are kind and sweet

I have loved, I have got hurt.
I look in your eyes for the answer
I search and find nothing

I have loved, I have got hurt.
I yell and hollering, hoping you hear
I notice your numbness and give up

I have loved, I have got hurt.
I been here before, why don’t anyone listen
I try my best to keep what we had

I have loved, I have got hurt.
I wonder if you or even us is worth it
I ask you but with hesitation there’s no reply

I have loved, I have got hurt.
I want to know if it’s me or you
I want to see if we can work it through

I have loved, I have got hurt.
I cry and remember past pains
I am back to where I began

I have loved, I have got hurt.

6. A Few More Steps

       by Kayla White

You’re almost there.
Just a few more steps.
You can beat this game,
a lot like chess.
You can move backward, and that’s okay.
Just remember to move forward every other day.

Now, I’m no expert,
but you will find
if you keep moving forward,
you’ll get your peace of mind.
It’s gonna be hard, believe me I know,
for you to show your healing cuts
without feeling like a freakshow.

It’s going to get better.
Trust me; just believe it.
You’ll finally be relieved of it.

You’re almost there.
Just a few more steps.
You can beat this game,
a lot like chess.
You can move backward, and that’s okay.
Just remember to move forward every other day.

7. I’ll Be There

       by Nubia Valle

I’ll be there
When you feel lonely and frightened,
When you need help with something,
When you feel hopeless.

I’ll be there
When you feel betrayed by someone you trusted,
When you feel broken-hearted,
When you are in difficult times.

I’ll be there
When you fall,
When you need a hug,
When you need some love.

I’ll be there.
No matter what happens,
I’ll be there.

8. The Life of A Soldier

       by Jodi M. Kucera

We have an understanding, you and I.
We sit in silence; nothing needs to be said.

I know the weight you carry.
You hold your head high, but inside you cry.

The life of a soldier is not an easy one.

Memories haunt you!
But you stand tall and show no fear.

The life of a soldier is not an easy one.

You hear voices of days past come rushing to your head.
You think to yourself, “He was a good one; why is he dead?”

You wonder if you should have done things differently.
No time to think, only react.

The life of a soldier is not an easy one.

The guilt is too much to bear.
Although you were wounded, you question,

“Why him and not me?”
You can’t forget the faces that were there.

The life of a soldier is not an easy one.

We have an understanding, you and I.
You’re a soldier for life; and it has not been an easy one.

9. Right of Life

       by Ashley

Taken away because of the fear of responsibility,
Taken away and denied opportunity
Taken away so I could not be.
Oh, mama, didn’t you love me?

Taken away after a life so short,
Taken away and pushed to abort
Taken away so I could not be.
Oh, mama, didn’t you love me?
Couldn’t you see that I too, had the same right to opportunity?

I began to grow inside you,
I know you were scared,
But mama,
I was too.

Taken away because of your fear of society,
Taken away because it was against your sense of propriety
Taken away so I could not be.
Oh, mama, didn’t you love me?

Taken away and denied my life,
Taken away in such a strife
Taken away so I could not be.
Oh, mama, didn’t you love me?

You see, mama,
A life so short is not a life,
A life so short was taken without a possible fight
A life so short ended with no right.
That was my life.

Famous Repetition Poems

Repetition is a powerful literary device in poetry that can be used to accentuate a sentiment or idea. Below, we’ve assembled few famous poems with repetition for you to try. These poems with repetition will help you out whenever you need it.

1. In Memory of Triumph

       by Kori Cooper

for saying no
for saying yes
for finishing first
for hanging back
for giving in
for resisting
for trying something new
for staying the same
for going out
for staying in
for sleeping
for staying awake
for attacking
for withholding
for loving
for staying alone
for making the choice I would not take back

2. When Do I Think of You?

       by Sherry Hilderbrand

I think of you in the morning
before the sun rises,
when in the still of the darkness
my heart feels your presence.
Your love, your tenderness,
your slow rhythmic breathing as you sleep,
and I am at peace.

I think of you when the first rays of sunlight
spill like a waterfall between the blinds
and settle in my eyes.
I reach my hand, my foot, any body part will do,
to touch you and breathe you in.
It feeds my heart, my soul, my spirit,
and I am at peace.

I think of you at noon when the sun is at its highest,
when the heat warms my skin
and causes my eyes to close with sheer pleasure.
Thoughts of you surround me, envelop me, overpower me.
Images of you swirl around like a funnel cloud,
sucking into its grasp all that it touches,
and I am at peace.

I think of you when the sun is setting
and its final rays of light begin to fade.
I can hear your voice, deep, soft, and slow in my head–
words of beauty, joy, friendship, and everlasting love.
My heart begins to sing a love song so sweet and so gentle.
I cannot wait to share my day with you and yours with me.
And I am at peace.

I think of you when the sun has set and the stillness of the moon
is displaying one of its many wondrous phases.
Thoughts of your smile, your laugh, and your eyes
create a feeling that is impossible to express with just words.
The need to touch you, to feel you, to drink you in
is almost too much to hold inside.
Anticipation of you is the greatest gift.
I am at peace.

3. Please Don’t Cry

       by Joe Green

Please, don’t cry.
I’m not really gone.
When you look out the window,
I’ll be standing on the lawn.

Please, don’t cry.
I’ll see you again.
Don’t be sad;
Keep up your chin.

Please, don’t cry.
I’m not really dead.
When you cry yourself to sleep,
I’ll be by your bed.

Please, don’t cry.
Just because we had to part,
As long as you remember me,
I’ll live in your heart.

Please, don’t cry.
I’m not gone forever.
I’ll be a cool and gentle breeze
In hot summer weather.

Please, don’t cry.
Don’t run and hide.
When you need a shoulder to lean on,
I’ll be by your side.

Please, don’t cry.
When you’re sad and weak,
I’ll be there
To kiss you on the cheek.

Please, don’t cry.
This is just a goodbye.
So please, oh please,
Baby, do not cry.

4. Cheers

       by Bella D.

Cheers to sandy hair and small prints on the shore
Cheers to agile legs following a soccer ball
Cheers to brimming smiles with lost teeth
Cheers to the eyes of the world behind thick rimmed glasses

Cheers to days that got harder
Cheers to the day where the glasses broke, the soccer ball punctured
Cheers to the day we were faced with reality
Cheers to when we were told not to hope

Cheers to days when we finally stopped listening
Cheers to poets, artists, doctors, lovers
Cheers to people who grinned that same smile
Cheers to the humanity who never lost their dream

5. I Should Have Learned

       by Sherese Francis

I should have learned to garden
I should have learned which vegetables and fruits grew in which season
I should have studied the difference between herbs
I should have bought a first aid kit earlier
I should have saved more money
I should have traveled to all the places I wanted to go
I should have gotten to know more people
I should have made more money
I should have learned to code
I should have learned to make YouTube videos
I should have bought a tripod for my camera
I should have majored in accounting or a more secure career
I should have applied for more jobs
I should have bought real estate
I should have invested in the stock market
I should have stocked up on essential items
I should have learned how to survive an apocalypse
I should have learned how to live in the wild
I should have published my book myself
I should have written more poetry
I should have written the poetry I did write earlier
I should have fought harder for my rights
I should have not sat and watch the world end
I should not blame myself for not seeing the world as I know it ending
I should just learn live with the way the world is now
I should just keep doing my best to live

6. The Meaning of Love

       by Krina Shah

To love is to share life together,
to build special plans just for two,
to work side by side,
and then smile with pride,
as one by one, dreams all come true.

To love is to help and encourage
with smiles and sincere words of praise,
to take time to share,
to listen and care
in tender, affectionate ways.

To love is to have someone special,
one on whom you can always depend
to be there through the years,
sharing laughter and tears,
as a partner, a lover, a friend.

To love is to make special memories
of moments you love to recall,
of all the good things
that sharing life brings.
Love is the greatest of all.

I’ve learned the full meaning
of sharing and caring
and having my dreams all come true;
I’ve learned the full meaning
of being in love
by being and loving with you.

7. I Love Your Smile

       by Ronald Doe

I love your eyes and your soft sighs.
I love your inner beauty, too.
I love the way each passing day
You give a love so warm and true.

I love your clothes, your turned-up nose,
The way your precious kisses taste,
But most of all, my living doll,
I love the smile upon your face.

I love your lips and slender hips.
I love the giggle in your talk.
I love your class and your sweet sass,
The wiggle in your sexy walk.

I love your shrug and your warm hug,
Love your tender and warm embrace.
But most of all, my living doll,
I love the smile upon your face.

I love your look, the way you cook.
I love your heart, your soul and mind.
I love the way you laugh and play,
How you always treat me so kind.

I love the fact you are intact.
I love your style, charm and grace,
But most of all, my living doll,
I love the smile upon your face.

I love your charms, your loving arms,
How you hold me so tenderly.
I love the bliss, the happiness
When you’re making sweet love to me.

I love when you get naughty, too
And kiss me all over the place,
But most of all, my living doll,
I love the smile upon your face.

8. Clear Vision

       by Anne M. Snell

She longs to be pretty,
Because all she sees are her flaws.
She doesn’t see that those “flaws”
Are really her perfection.

She longs to be free
From all the chains she’s bound herself in.
She doesn’t see that those chains
Fell off months ago.

She longs to be someone else
Who hasn’t seen all she has.
She doesn’t see that those miles
On her soul just make her more beautiful.

She longs to be loved,
But doesn’t think she can be.
She doesn’t see that no one
Could ever love her more than I do.

She longs to be whole again,
But doesn’t know if she ever will be.
She doesn’t see that her brokenness
Makes her even more amazing.

She longs to be wanted,
But she thinks she’s a pest.
She doesn’t see that when she’s not with me,
I ache and long for her.

I long to tell her these things,
But I know I can’t.
I can’t give her the one gift
That she needs the most.

I long to show her all that she is,
But I know she won’t believe me.
I can’t show her because
It’s not mine to show.

I long to give her the one thing
That I can’t.
I can’t give it to her because
She has to discover these things for herself.

I long for the day that she sees what I see.
I can’t wait for the day
She receives clear vision.

9. At The Bottom of the Bottle

       by Emily Olivo

At the bottom of the bottle
his feelings won’t show.
He’ll let no one know
the feelings he hides.
Real late at night,
his feelings ignite
at the bottom of the bottle.

When his pain goes away,
he feels ashamed
to feel so insane.
He’ll never know it’s all right,
so for his liquor he’ll fight,
and his pain goes away
at the bottom of the bottle.

It’s a sad sight.
His lifestyle is traumatic.
Moving out, I’ll be ecstatic.
It’s unfortunate, I know,
but that doesn’t mean I won’t go.
It’s a sad sight
at the bottom of the bottle.

10. The Bells

       by Edgar Allan

To the swinging and the ringing
of the bells, bells, bells-
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells
Bells, bells, bells-
To the rhyming and the chiming of the bells!

Short Repetition Poems

In repeating poems, repetition establishes a distinct style, develops cohesion, emphasizes a point, and enhances an idea. It draws attention to that specific phrase and emphasizes its importance by repeating the same idea or phrase again and over. Let’s stroll down this list of short poems with repetition.

1. The Rooster

       by Julio Gomez

When the dawn break
Effuse the smell of dream,
Other birds sing the song.

When the dawn break,
You put the same boots,
Yesterdays are gone.

When the dawn break,
A piece of hope,
You let it drop.

2. Rust

       by Brahn Bailey

Rust will covers all 
Aging metal after fall 
O Corroding hall

3. Dreams

       by Nayana Hein

Dreams that were young,
Dreams that are old,
Dreams that were growing,
Dreams that are cold.
Dreams I have frittered,
Dreams I have sold,
Dreams yet still living
Dreams I still hold.

4. Stopping by Woods on A Snowy Evening

       by Robert Frost

The woods are lovely dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep

5. In Memory of Forgiveness

       by Christine

Never digest the loss! I already did.
Never meet her again! But in my dreams?
Never cut my toes with a knife! See my painted red nails.
Never tell me you know, who I am! I am an open book.
Never make me feel guilty! You chose to go.
Never make me eat fish! You apologized.
Never tell me I lied. You were anxious to loose him.
Never let me explain and explain. Shhh, little baby, don’t cry!
Never be my mother. But you are forever.

6. Boat

       by Dave Johnson

Boat on the Santee river
Boat in the driving rain
Boat with no anchors
Boat full of Bluegills
Boat capsized
Boat living under an oak
Boat Boat Boat Boat ~~ Coat

7. Canals

       by Lenore Rosenberg

Canals, with acqua alta rising vastly
Canals, churning up mud and slush, spurning fish
Canals, crossed with bridges enchaining tiny islands,
Canals pushing down the dirt and compacting the soil
Canals, rising fog obscuring vision, the calli soggy
Canals, sinking the city
Canals, crossed while awaiting God

8. Life without You

       by Nikki Wilfong

Me without you
is like a leafless fall,
a snowless winter,
and a flowerless spring.

Me without you
is like a colorless rainbow,
a sunless day,
and a starless night.

Me without you
is like the ocean without a wave,
the beach without sand,
and a flameless fire.

Me without you
is like a book without words,
a man without a face,
and a child with no name.

9. Gone With

       by Ceó Ruaírc

Gone with giant egos
Gone with muscle cars
Gone with the cruise ships
huffing and puffing along the coast
Gone with overcrowding
Gone with factory farms
Gone with the smokestacks
Gone with the rush-hour
Gone with the morning madness
Gone with asthma
Gone now the lungs are clear
Gone now the skies are blue
Gone because we so desperately
wanted to live

10. Walking

       by Elisa

Walking down the street
walking past the post office,
walking walking
walking to meet you.
Walking towards your cheek
walking walking
walking with hands slightly touching
walking to the rhythm of the waves
walking talking
walking by the lighthouse
walking walking
walking away
walking home
walking alone.

Repetition Poems for Students

Repetition in poems is beneficial because it gives students the practice they need to acquire new skills. Repetition improves speed, builds confidence, and strengthens the brain connections that help learning in youngsters. Check out this list of repetition poem examples for students. These poems with rhyme and repetition can be a best way of learning for them.

1. Because She Was My Best Friend

       by Insha Jesani

Together we would laugh, together we would cry,
With each other, we’d never be shy.
We’d often fight, then sort it out,
And at each other, we would never shout.
It’s because she was my best friend…

When I was with her, I was very crazy.
I would always dance like a silly daisy.
I didn’t care what they thought of us,
Since all they could possibly do was fuss.
It’s because she was my best friend…

I’d turn to her when my spirit needed a lift.
We would treasure our friendship; it was a gift.
She’d lift me up when I felt down,
And put a smile on my face when I wore a frown.
It’s because she was my best friend…

I saw her today with someone else.
It had been many years, so I was past tense.
She ignored me, and I wanted to cry.
If only she could just say goodbye…
It’s because she was my best friend,
And I never thought it would come to an end…

2. We Real Cool

       by Gwendolyn Brooks

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.

3. The Kind

       by Deborah Eve Grayson

The kind that makes the stomach somersault
Or cascade in waves
The kind that the mind flashes
Like a burnt bulb or a flower that bursts into bloom.
The kind that smells like fresh linens
Wrapped around a just bathed body.
The kind that lingers past memory.
The kind that sounds like chimes in a March wind
Or the silence of a star stretched sky.
The kind that remembers what it needs to forget
And forgets what begs to be remembered.
The kind that insists in gentle forgiveness and subtle
whispers that it is also kind.

4. I Am Close

       by Kevin T. Pearson

In your thoughts
we will touch.
In your dreams
we will meet.
Now our hearts
beat as one.
I am your shadow.
I’ll always be close.

Hear my voice
in the wind.
See our dance
in a song.
Feel my warmth
in the sun.
Remember, my love,
I’ll always be close.

Do not weep
for my loss.
Time will pass…
Pain will fade…
You will laugh,
and I’ll smile.
Live your life, my love.
I’ll always be close.

5. Acquainted with the Night

       by Robert Frost

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain—and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.
I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.
I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,
But not to call me back or say good-bye;
And further still at an unearthly height,
One luminary clock against the sky
Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
I have been one acquainted with the night.

6. We Dipped

       by Gina Turner

We dipped spiky leaves into melted butter
We dipped steamed clams, too
We dipped crusty kaiser rolls
filled with well done roast beef into au jus
We dipped cornmealed smelts
into jarred tartar sauce
We dipped and chewed
and laughed and overate
We dipped into each others’ days
at the crossroads of the kitchen table.

7. I Am Just A Girl Who Misses Her Sister

       by Lilly Vsqz

I am just a girl who misses her sister.
I wonder if she’s missing me too.
I hear the wind when everything else is silent.
I see the horizon when I stare straight ahead.
I want to see you and be with you so bad.
…I am just a girl who misses her sister.

I pretend I’m skydiving.
I feel the air come out of my body but fresh air comes right back in.
I touch the ground when I come down.
I worry that you are never coming back down from the sky.
I cry to Heaven when I don’t see you.
I am just a girl who misses her sister.

I understand that this is how it’s supposed to be.
I say it is what it is…
I dream that someday I will see you again.
I try to live my life and talk about you like you’re still here.
I hope and pray your waiting for me up there.
I am just a girl who misses her sister…just a girl who misses her sister!

8. One Art

       by Elizabeth Bishop

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother’s watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn’t a disaster.

—Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident
the art of losing’s not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.

9. Spring

       by Camille Gotera

When the cold, harsh winter has given its last breath,
When the sky above shows life instead of death,
When the claws reaching to the frozen sky become decorated with leaves,
When the animals -long in hiding- scurry from trees,
We know winter has ended.

When the frost on grass is replaced with sweet dew,
When the fields become dotted with flowers, reminding me of you,
When the lonely silence becomes filled with melodies,
When you feel warm air, erasing bad memories
We know winter has ended.

When the hard, bare ground becomes painted with green,
When the frost-bitten air becomes fresh and clean,
When the coats and boots are all stored away,
When the playgrounds become occupied again with child’s play,
We know winter has ended.

When you hear the pleasant sound of children’s laughter,
When the air is filled with joy- long sought after,
When the world is filled with sunlight, brighter and longer,
When the song of Mother Nature becomes stronger,
Spring has begun.

10. Cool It Down

       by Abimbola T. Alabi

You’re not so important
That you can’t be replaced.
If you leave today,
Someone will fill your space;
Cool it down.

You’re not that mighty
That you cannot fall.
Sometimes what will make you trip
Is something really small;
Cool it down.

You’re not that wise
To justly give into pride.
You can learn useful lessons,
Sometimes from a little child;
Cool it down.

You’re not that excellent
By earning other’s applause.
Same folks that shout your praise
Can still point out your flaws;
Cool it down.

Don’t get so confident
To presume you’re the only one.
Should you die today,
Life will simply go on;
Cool it down.

Repetition Poems for Middle School

In a poem, repeating a word or phrase might serve to emphasize a point or ensure that it is thoroughly understood. Repetition also helps in conveying your idea directly to your target audience. In this section, we’ve plucked few poems with repetition for middle school to choose from. These repetition poems examples are helpful to convey your message across efficiently.

1. A Friend Is Someone…

       by Leah Ross

A friend is someone
You turn to.
A friend is someone
You confide in.
A friend is someone
Who stands by you.
A friend is someone
Who lifts your spirits.
A friend is someone
who encourages you.
A friend is someone
You treasure always.
A friend is someone
Who makes you smile.
A friend is someone
Who brightens your day.

2. Love Me

       by Samantha A. Kemmerer

One thing I ask of you…

Love me for who I am
and be true.

Love me as a fish loves the sea,
how the bird loves to sing.

Love me as a bee loves its honey,
as an angel love his wings.

Love me and hold me tight
as you tell me everything is all right.

Love me and guard me with all your might
as you hold me near at night.

3. Records

       by Joan Blessing

Records that date to the first time
you heard the name Elvis

Records vintage in iconic covers
on eBay and in basements

Records anthem and aria
Callas and Nat King Cole

Records fairytale and mystery
classic and comedy hour

Records that rock and roll time, hold
the refrains, groove round and round

4. But You Didn’t

       by Merrill Glass

Remember the time you lent me your car and I dented it?
I thought you’d kill me…
But you didn’t.

Remember the time I forgot to tell you the dance was
formal, and you came in jeans?
I thought you’d hate me…
But you didn’t.

Remember the times I’d flirt with
other boys just to make you jealous, and
you were?
I thought you’d drop me…
But you didn’t.

There were plenty of things you did to put up with me,
to keep me happy, to love me, and there are
so many things I wanted to tell
you when you returned from
But you didn’t.

5. I Lost My Talk

       by Rita Joe

I lost my talk
The talk you took away.
When I was a little girl
At Shubenacadie school.

You snatched it away:
I speak like you
I think like you
I create like you
The scrambled ballad, about my word.

Two ways I talk
Both ways I say,
Your way is more powerful.

So gently I offer my hand and ask,
Let me find my talk
So I can teach you about me.

6. When This Is Over

       by Karen Joy Pangantihon

When this is over I’m going to fuck.
When this is over I’m going to wear a lot of rings, including a pink one.
When this is over I’ll be done with that job that really doesn’t give a shit about me.
When this is over I’m flying my parents first class from the Philippines.
When this is over I’m going to the South for a holiday dinner in November with my entire family.
When this is over I’m going to show off my body in Mexico.
When this is over my hair will be long with so many stories to tell.
When this is over I’ve already gone back to my roots.
When this is over I’m speaking up.
When this is over I’m going to be stronger.
When this is over you and I will be closer.
When this is over I won’t be so scared to be a friend first.
When this is over intimacy will no longer be an issue.
When this is over I’ll know how to take care of myself.
When this is over I’ll have a whole collection of poetry for you to read.
When this is over being creative is the new responsible.
When this is over to hell with killing myself over systems and structures that are running me down.
When this is over I’m singing everyday.

7. Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

       by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

8. Unheard Voice

       by Littin Thomas Modoor

Nine months are slowly getting close,
I am surrounded by the blanket of yours;
Slowly I am growing in your womb,
Please don’t send me to the tomb;
Oh mother, can’t you hear my voice?
Don’t you have another choice?

Aren’t you happy? You can see me soon,
I am excited to see the world of sun and moon;
In your womb, I am counting days,
To show you mother, my little gaze;
Oh mother, can’t you hear my voice?
Don’t you have another choice?

Mother, I am excited for my first toy,
I promise I will become your joy;
Please don’t feel me as a burden,
Whatever you decide cannot be undone;
Oh mother, can’t you hear my voice?
Don’t you have another choice?

I know you are waiting to see me play,
More than you I am excited to see that day;
Oh mother, won’t you start my life story,
Please don’t make my life a history;
Oh mother, can’t you hear my voice?
Don’t you have another choice?

I am excited to play in your lap,
With my deeds, I will make you clap;
Oh mother, give me a chance to live,
Even if you don’t, I will forgive;
Oh mother, my life is now a question,
Please don’t give it name of abortion.

9. Until Forever Dies

       by Serbec

This is us,
Never alone.
We have each other.
Whether in the same room
Or by phone,
You will always be there.
I know you’ll never leave,
And there’s one thing I know.
This is the truth.
We will be together
Until forever dies.

Because I’m yours,
And you’re mine.
Listening to your heart,
A rhythm so fine.
So much comfort,
So much love.
With only you I feel this,
Not any other boy
Can I love so much.
We will be together
Until forever dies.

Because we’re in love,
As everyone can see.
Never a broken heart,
Never a tear cried.
You can hold me in your arms,
And I’ll hold you in mine.
We will never let go,
Until the end of time,
‘Cause I will never leave you,
And you won’t leave me.
We will be together
Until forever dies.

10. Thwack

       by Mike Howie

thwack like you mean it
thwack put some muscle behind it
thwack follow through
thwack keep your head down
thwack there you go
thwack straight and long
thwack low and slow
thwack let the club do the work
thwack get a new tee
thwack my hand is starting to hurt
thwack what am i doing wrong
thwack i lost that one
thwack that felt good
thwack it’s time for lunch
thwack one more small bucket
thwack thwack thwack
end on a good one

Final Thoughts on Repetition Poems

We hope you enjoyed our collection of amazing repetition poems. Many poets employ the tactic of repetition to great effect.

Poets utilize repetition for a variety of reasons, including enhancing the poem’s lyricism, creating cohesion within the poem, and reinforcing the poem’s content. It is a significant literary device that can contribute to a poem in a variety of ways.

In this article of repetition poems, you have found poems that have repetition for examples of repetition in poetry and as a result, can create your own poetic work.

Consider how each of these works would be different if they did not contain repetition. Would they be a step forward or a step back? When you read this collection of poems using repetition, how does repetition make you feel? What impact did it have on your own poem?

Make a list of your answers to these questions and share them with us. We will be delighted to assist you! Stay blessed.

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