[puzzle] An acrostic is a type of word puzzle, related somewhat to crossword puzzles, that uses an acrostic form. It typically consists of two parts. The first part is a set of lettered clues, each of which has numbered blanks representing the letters of the answer. The second part is a long...
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Poem where the first letter of each line spells out a significant word e.g.
Flat land stretching
Neath a huge
The term acrostic derives from the Greek for 'at the tip of the verse'. See also telestich.
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[n] - verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message
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a poetic form which is organised by the initial letters of a key word, either at the beginning of lines, or with lines arranged around them: Whistling wildly Blowing In a rain Northern round Direction. and round.
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A·cros'tic noun [ Greek ...; ... extreme + ... order, line, verse.] 1. A composition, usually in verse, in which the first or the last letters of the lines, or certain other letters, taken in order, form a name, word, phrase, or motto. 2. ...
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• (n.) A composition, usually in verse, in which the first or the last letters of the lines, or certain other letters, taken in order, form a name, word, phrase, or motto. • (n.) A Hebrew poem in which the lines or stanzas begin with the letters of the alphabet in regular order (as Psalm c...
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short verse composition, so constructed that the initial letters of the lines, taken consecutively, form words. The term is derived from the Greek ...
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acrostic, acrostical, acrostichic 1. A number of lines of writing, especially a poem or word puzzle, in which particular letters, e.g., the first, in each line spell a word or phrase. 2. A short poem (or other composition) in which the initial letters of the lines, taken in order, spell a word, phra...
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An acrostic (ákros "top"; stíchos "verse") is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message. As a form of constrained writing, an acrostic can be used as a mnemonic device t...
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a word, phrase, or passage spelled out vertically by the first letters of a group of lines in sequence. Sir John Davies' Hymnes of Astraea dedicates 26 acrostic poems to Elizabeth I. Edgar Allan Poe's 'Enigma' provides another example. Samuel Johnson's great dictionary (1755) quotes John Dryden: Lea...
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acrostic (ukro'stik) , arrangement of words or lines in which a series of initial, final, or other corresponding letters, when taken together, stand in a set order to form a word, a phrase, the alphabet, or the like. A famous acrostic was made on the Greek for Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior: Ie...
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An acrostic is a poem in which the first or last, or certain other letters of the line, taken in order, form some name, motto, or sentence. A poem of which both first and last letters are thus arranged is called a double acrostic. Double acrostics became very popular in 1867.
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A number of lines of writing, usually verse, whose initial letters (read downwards) form a word, phrase, or sentence. A single acrostic is formed by the initial letters of lines only; a double acrostic is formed by the first and last letters
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1) Clever verse 2) Crossword cousin 3) Problem 4) Psalm 119, e.g. 5) Quotation puzzle 6) Type of word puzzle 7) Verse with a hidden message 8) Verse with a message? 9) Word puzzle enjoyed by queen victoria 10) Word square
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