What is an Acrostic Poem?
An acrostic poem (or other form of writing) is one in which the first letter (or syllable, or word) of each line (or paragraph, or other recurring feature in the text) spells out a word, message, or the alphabet.
I wrote an acrostic poem, using all 26 letters of the English alphabet.
(Including the tricky ones like Q and X.)
I used each letter of the alphabet 8 times. Each letter makes up one stanza, one verse, or one page; depending on how you read it.
It is long; so, although you could read it in one sitting, I advise people to read it over 26 days. It’s a literary work of art. The more time you spend reading each stanza, the more rhythms of rhyme and patterns of poetry you will find.
Over and above the acrosticism, the poem is sprinkled with alliteration.
(I love alliteration!)
The poem also features reverse repetition of words.
What do I mean by reverse repetition?
The first word in the first sentence is the first word in the eighth sentence; the first word in the second sentence is the first word in the seventh sentence; the first word in the third sentence is the first word in the sixth sentence and, lastly, the first word in the fourth sentence is the first word in the fifth sentence.
Each stanza has a standalone theme and could be a standalone poem. However, presented together in their order of ABC, they represent a written work of wonderful proportions that took months to put together.
I made a colourful infographic to illustrate the themes and reverse repetition of the first two stanzas.
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