Acrostic poems are one of the easiest to write. Select a topic, then think of a key word (or group of words) related to that topic and write it vertically. Add phrases or sentences to each letter to develop your poem. Try the acrostic poem helper below if you need some help.
* Each line should be a phrase or sentence!
Acrostic poems seem easy at first, but looks can be deceiving. You must really take your time and choose powerful words. Avoid overused words (dead words) like nice, bad, or awesome . Instead, try for strong words like breathtaking, horrific, or glorious.
Capture the heart of your topic!
Post your acrostic in the comments. Table points if everyone at your table posts by NEXT ENGLISH CLASS.
Here’s an example:
Catherine, Called Birdy
A knight’s daughter
Trapped like a bird in a gilded cage
Her fate sealed
Expectations thrust upon her
Rebelling against them
In time realization dawns
New understanding comes at last
Eventually learning to free her mind