An Acrostic poem is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title. The form has also been manipulated so that the word is spelled by the last letter on a line, or the center letter on each line. The poem can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.
Seeking solace, somewhat spiritual, seamlessly sincere
Truly talented…talismanic tale
Rhymes ravishingly…reads ramblings redeeming redundancy rightly
Intriguingly innovative..immensely impressive
Driving daring designs delectably
Empathetic energy embracing everyone endearingly
In the first example by Dr Faiza Khan ǀ @drfaizakhan has also used alliteration. This is not compulsory in the form but is very interesting.
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