What is an Acrostic Poem?
An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.
Example of an Acrostic Poem using the beginning of lines:
A less common and slightly more difficult type of acrostic poem is where the last letter of each line spells out the word or phrase.
Example of an Acrostic Poem using the end of lines:
Finally, the more difficult type is where letters in the middle of the acrostic spell out the word or phrase.
Example of an Acrostic Poem using the middle of the lines:
Why don't you try writing an acrostic poem and enter it in one of our Poetry Competitions.