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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An acrostic 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. The word comes from the French acrostiche from post-classical Latin acrostichis, from Koine Greek ἀκροστιχίς, from Ancient Greek ἄκρος `highest, ....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrostic
• (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 cxix.). See Abecedarian. • (n.) Alt. of Acrost...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/acrostic/
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 series of numbered blanks and spaces, representin...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrostic_(puzzle)
[ 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.
A Hebrew poem in which the lines or stanzas begin...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/A/23
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 lettersFound on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0005978.html
A poem in which the first or last letters of each line vertically form a word, phrase, or sentence.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22385
A sentence where the first letter of each word of the sentence helps to remember the spelling of a word, or order of things. For example Never Eat Sour Wieners = North, East, South, West.Found on http://www.word-mart.com/html/glossary.html
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: Leave writing plays, and choose for thy command Some ...Found on http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display_rpo/terminology.cfm#acatalectic
A word, phrase, or passage spelled out vertically by the first letters of a group of lines in sequenFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22429
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...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/ent/A0802369.html
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, phrase, or sentence. Sometimes the last or middle lett...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2043/
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.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/AA.HTM
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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short verse composition, so constructed that the initial letters of the lines, taken consecutively, form words. The term is derived from the Greek ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/13
- verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or messageFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=acrostic
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