Definition of an Acrostic Poem

An Acrostic Poem tells its readers about the title word.

It takes the letters of the title and uses that letter as the first letter of each line.

Another name for an Acrostic poem is Name Poem.

My example of an Acrostic/Name Poem

(a very bad example – but one nonetheless)


Joanne

Joanne is a writer

obsessed with the word,

adding one to the other

nonsensically building bridges

not traversed before through the

English language

(C) Jo Bryant 2011

Other examples of acrostic poetry are:

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Author: Jo Bryant

I was born in the land of Banjo Paterson, gum trees, and weather extremes. I am a freelance writer. I live in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, but still like to claim my Australian heritage. I graduated with a Bachelor of Communications in 2008. I am writing my first novel. I love to write poetry, short stories, and also write for the web. And there is nothing that is on a par with a sunny summer's day spent at Waihi Beach.

7 thoughts on “Definition of an Acrostic Poem”

  1. and you say this poem is a bad example!!!!it is wonderful 🙂 and so informative!! maybe now i will try an acrostic poem too… it sounds fun 🙂

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