Acrostic Poetry

Remember when you looked at the girl/boy sitting beside you on the school bus, and no longer found her/him icky and gross? You probably wrote poems like the one below while daydreaming about that special person you wanted to share a table with during recess.

Acrostic Poem #1

When you were a teenager and mistakenly convinced that you were a master on the mechanisms of love, you might have written something more sophisticated.

Acrostic Poem #2

These are acrostic poems.

Acrostic poems are poems in which the first letters of the lines form a word/phrase/sentence vertically. As expected, the content of the poem has to be relevant to the word/phrase/sentence.

They may seem easy to write because you start the writing process with the first letter of each line already in place. However, this is a restriction as well because you are forced to stick to the structure. If you try to write an acrostic poem that tells a story, especially one in which chronology is crucial, you will know what I mean.

I personally prefer the entire poem to be written as one stanza when the first letters spell more than a single word, so that the reader has to take the initiative to “find” the phrase/sentence.

Acrostic poems tend to be disrepected because they are deemed to be “not real poetry”. I could not disagree more. I used to think that rhyming is the hallmark of first-rate poetry. I now know that rhyming is just another blob of paint on a writer’s palette of linguistic devices.

Give it a try šŸ˜€

Acrostic Poem #3

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46 Responses

  1. awesome is thy literature

  2. Awesome is thy comment!

    Thank you šŸ˜€

  3. i love the hannah poems

  4. Thank you šŸ˜€

  5. My Name is Hannah And I Have Been Searching for Ages To Find a Name Poem For Hannah But I Can’t Find One Any Where Thanks Alot

    I Love Your Poems
    Ecspecially The Love One Its Sooo Sweet

  6. Hi Hannah,

    Thank you, I’m glad you like them šŸ˜€

  7. I looooved your poems!!!
    What writing did you use on the first Hannah one

  8. Hi Sam,
    Thank you šŸ˜€
    The font for the first poem is “Joyful Juliana”.

  9. Hannah I like your poems they give me ideas of what to write about when I have no clue of what to write.

  10. Hi Monice,
    Thank you šŸ˜€
    I’m glad that you enjoy writing.

  11. heey hannah,
    omg your poems are so good ! ive been writing poems everyday lately and we’re doing a free verse poetry journal and your poems helped me get an A+ !!! i needed 4 more so i saw this and decided hey i should do an acrostic poem !

    • Hi Meghan,

      Thank you, and it’s awesome that you got an A+ šŸ˜€

  12. wow great job

    • Thanks šŸ™‚

  13. hi wow wonderfull job thanks for this i just love it want more like this

    • Thanks, and welcome šŸ˜€

  14. I like it, it’s perfect

    • Thanks šŸ˜€

  15. i love your poem it is aw some cool and romantic

    • Thank you šŸ™‚

  16. I love the acrostic puzzle for Hannah you could also put appreciative for one of the As!!!!!

    • Glad you like it! šŸ˜€

  17. ilove all your poems

    • Thanks Virsavia šŸ˜€

  18. Hi
    Hannah,I love your poem its really inspiring.

    • Thanks Aysha šŸ˜€

  19. i love the poems thx! šŸ™‚

  20. hey its hannah this poems are so pretty

  21. love is in the air

  22. i love it so ccooll

  23. Hanna poems are the best i just love them =3

  24. i mean hannah but your poems truely are the best

  25. i love your poems.

  26. Looking out for people that you love
    Over looking the bad in people
    Victory in finding the love in people
    Everyone sharing the love with everyone

    • Thank you for sharing, Cheyenne šŸ˜€

  27. hey. dis is awesome!

    • Thank you!

  28. i like you poems thank you i was doig name poems thanks a lot

    • Thank you, and welcome šŸ˜€

  29. Hi Hannah I have a friend named hannah to and i love the love whun šŸ˜‰ šŸ˜€ ā¤

    • Hi Gayathiri, thank you šŸ˜€

  30. i love the poem

    • Thanks jinniese šŸ˜€

  31. i am writing on one about space!

  32. Space ship in space
    Pluto is the smallest planet
    An astronaut in space
    Carful of sun
    England space ship

    • šŸ˜€ thank you for sharing!

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