What they are, and how to write them
What is an acrostic poem?
An acrostic poem is a poem where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase. It is usually written by taking the first letter of each line to spell out the word or phrase. It can be a fun way to express yourself creatively!
What is an Acrostic Poem?
Rhyme: Words with similar sounds at the end of each line. Line: A row of words that are arranged in a poem. Form: The structure, shape, and content of a poem.
F riends are precious gifts R are and hard to find I nvisible when life is good E ver near when your sun doesn’t shine N othing is ever too much D istance never too far S tanding by your side when your dreams have passed you by
Strong and swift the wind blows Twirling and twisting delicate blooms Orchards strewn with fruits- ripe n’ raw Rain and thunder snarl and growl Making the sea suddenly shriek and howl
The earliest known acrostic poem dates back to the ancient Greeks in the 5th century BC! The longest acrostic poem ever written is 1,000 lines long and was written by a German poet! The most common type of acrostic poem is created from the letters of the writer's name!
Draw / write: What words would you use to describe an acrostic poem?
Draw / write: What is the most important purpose of an acrostic poem?
- Be creative
- Learn new words and spellings
- Strengthen poetry and rhyming skills
What emotions can you convey in your acrostic poem?