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
(C) Jo Bryant 2011
Other examples of acrostic poetry are: