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Acrostic

Post by thief of dreams » Sun Jan 18, 2004 10:22 am

Acrostic: Any poem whose lines' first letters vertically form either the alphabet, the poet's or dedicatee's name, a concept word (which can look hokey, but not always), or even entire sentences, if the poem has length. These go back to the Babylonians, but many poets, even modern ones, have fooled around with them. (Anne Sexton did, for instance.)
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