This week: The Acrostic Poetry StylistEdited by: Lonewolf
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Welcome to this week's Poetry Newsletter! My name is Lonewolf
In this newsletter I will cover the Acrostic form of poetry.
I have enjoyed the many different forms of poetry all my life taking me on a journey to write poetry myself. The first form of poetry I had the opportunity to read was the Acrostic form it was only by chance that I came across this form and only because I was going through my mothers coupons. I chose to write about this form of poetry because it allows one to take a word and add some much more meaning to it than it would normally have. The Acrostic style varies from time to time and person to person, and a good example of this style is my poem "Be my everything" .
As it is with all poetry, the subject of the acrostic poem is the most important part. In acrostic poetry, it's even more special because it uses the letters of the subject word to form the body of the poem. You can write about anything in the world; you simply take the name of that thing and turn it into a poem using the letters of that thing.
Rules of writing an Acrostic Poem
Choose the title, which is also your subject.
Brainstorm to come up with words or phrases that remind you of your subject.
Write the title vertically along the left edge of the paper.
As you being writing, be sure that each line begins with the letter that corresponds to the title.
Make sure every line relates to the line before, but more importantly that it relates back to the subject.
Once you get the hang of the acrostic poem, branch out into more difficult phrases and create longer and more descriptive lines.
My suggestion to everyone today is to give this style of poetry a try if you have not already.
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