Monday, November 30, 2009

What is an acrostic poem?

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Mr English loves literature and is fascinated about the various terms in the lit lexicon.

In an occassional post, we will review some lit terminology that may not be so obvious. Do you like literature, too? What is your favorite genre,author, time period or subject?

An acrostic poem centers upon one subject and the beginning letter of each line spells out that subject.  The lines of each poem describe the said subject.

For example:

Shines in the sky
Up way above the clouds
Nice and hot on my skin I feel it.

S U N - shines, up way above the clouds and it´s hot!


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