Poetry Definitions

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 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:


7 thoughts on “Definition of an Acrostic Poem”

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


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