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.
A Hebrew poem in which the lines or stanzas begin with the letters of the alphabet in regular order (as Psalm cxix.). See Abecedarian.
Form of poetry in which the first letters of the stanzas follow an order, either of the alphabet or the spelling of a name (see, e.g., Ps 25).
A poem or list of words in which the first letters spell out a message. An "acrostic puzzle" is a popular form in which the message spelt out is usually the author of the quotation on which the puzzle is based.
a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across
verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message
a class of poems in which certain letters and their positions are stipulated, usually such that the first letters of every line, when read down, spell a hidden message
a form of poetry, that forms the title of the poem, with each beginning character of every line
a great format for poetry that can be used from the most beginning of writers to the most advanced
a group of phrases, words or verses, the first letters of which when taken consecutively form a word, name, phrase, quote, etc
a memory strategy similar to an acronym, but it takes the first letters of a series of words, lines or verses to form a memorable phrase
an arrangement of words in which ce child taking a bone away from a German shepherd dog
an "arrangement of words in which the first letter of each line ordinarily combines with others to form a word or words or the alphabet
an arrangement of words (such as a poem) in which the first letter spells out a word
an invented sentence or poem with a first letter cue The first letter of each word is a cue to an idea you need to
an invented sentence where the first letter of each word is a cue to an idea you need to remember
an invented sentence, where the first letter of each word stands for something you need to remember
a phrase that
a poem in which a word or phrase is written for each letter of a word
a "poem" in which each line starts with the letter in a particular word
a poem in which the first letter of each line forms a name or message
a poem in which the first letter of each line, when read in sequence, spells out a name or a saying, or, in this case, another poem
a poem in which the first letter of every line combines to form a word, sentence or phrase when read downward
a poem in which the first letter of the lines, taken in sequence, spell out a name or message
a poem in which the first letters of each line are aligned vertically to form a word
a poem in which the first or last letters of each line, read downwards, form a word or sentence
a poem in which the initial letters of each successive line form a word, phrase or pattern
a poem in which the initial letters spell out a word
a poem or a puzzle in which the first or last letter of each line spell out a word, phrase, or name
a poem or psalm in which each sentence begins with a certain letter
a poem or series of lines in which certain letters, usually the first in each line, form a name, motto, or message when read in sequence (definition quoted from Answers
a poem that has a visual dimension in that the letters of the subject word is written in bold print and form the beginning letters of the lines
a poem that has a word down the side
a poem where the first word or letter of each line or stanza, when read together, form a word or sentence
a poem whose initial or last letters can be put together to form a word or message
a sentence made using words beginning with each letter of another word
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.
Poem where the first letter of each line spells out a significant word e.g. lat land stretching ndlessly be- eath a huge ky. The term acrostic derives from the Greek for 'at the tip of the verse'. See also telestich.
A saying or sentence where the first letter of each word in the saying will help you remember how to spell a word, or the order of things. (i.e., Never Eat Sour Wieners = north, east, south, west)
Acrostic poetry is a form of short verse constructed so that the initial letters of each line taken consecutively form words. Acrostics according to Jason Chang
A series of poetic lines or verses whose initial letters form the alphabet, a word, or a regular pattern, as in Lamentations 1-4, Psalms 111, 112, and 119. See Chapter 16.
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, representing a quotation or other text, into which the answers for the clues fit.