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Do’s and don’ts & a demonstration of writing an acrostic around this title.
HOW TO WRITE AN ACROSTIC


How to write an acrostic
On a phrase or sentence,
Without its looking like one--
That’s what we shall discuss.

On this there’s no compromise:
Write with the due letter.
Rhyme it if possible but,
If not, ensure rhythm.

To write in free verse, breaking
Each line haphazardly,
Almost in random fashion,
No, don’t do it that way.

Always ensure rhythm by
Counting all syllables.
Rhyming may be difficult;
Only meter will do.

Surely you can appreciate
That syllables arranged
In a definite pattern
Create a good poem.



* Written in 7-6-7-6 format
* Showcased in the Poetry Newsletter dated 10 August 2011.

* Some examples of my acrostics: "LINKS TO MY ACROSTICS



M C Gupta
22 April 2005
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