Thursday, April 03, 2008

Left at the start

catfaceAn acrostic poem uses each letter of a word or phrase to begin each line of a poem. The poem will have something to do with the initial word or phrase.
Voracious
Appetite
Mesmerizing
Personality
Icy
Reserve
Elegantly
Savage
There's some amusing ones by Bruce Lansky at How to Write an Acrostic Poem.

All the examples happen to be single words for each letter but of course they don't have to be!. Each line can be a phrase. The format of the acrostic is very loose :-)

Use a character's name, a movie title, a word, an emotion, the beginning of a favorite poem.
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