Synopsis: An acrostic
is a form of writing in which the first letter of each line spells out a word, message or the alphabet.
navy for the text, except in my acrostic
poem where I highlighted the
Editorial note: "Twigworth Yews" is one in a new series of acrostics
.Several poems of the series pay tribute to British working-class poetslike Ivor Bertie Gurney.
(Its inhabitants are required to write memoirs justifying their institutionalization.) In this sinister fading metropolis we meet one Sven Norberg, a man of little consequence; he narrates his inept search for his wife, Molly, the town's prize opera star, who never returned home from a rehearsal one evening, and yet is rumored (in acrostics
in newspaper columns) to still be singing, somewhere.
2 Devise acronyms and acrostics
: Use the first letter of key words or ideas to form an easy-to-remember cue word or cue sentence.
One appears in Avis Harley's African Acrostics
: A Word in Edgeways.
Avis Harley; Photographs by Deborah Noyes; AFRICAN ACROSTICS
: A WORD IN EDGEWAYS; Candlewick Press (Children's Picture Book) $17.99 ISBN: 9780763636210
Meir of Norwich's use of acrostics
to record his English Jewish
To discover what's personally appealing, sample crosswords, Sudoku, word search, acrostics
, mazes, and more.
Just prior to Thanksgiving, I do "Thank You Acrostics
" in my classroom.
Two of the best poetry formats to consider are acrostics
This volume undertakes a close examination of Psalm 119 within the context of alphabetic acrostics
in the biblical book of Psalms.
Add meaning to the information you are trying to remember by creating associations, visualizations, rhymes, or acrostics
Dympna Callaghan notes that "the raw physical humour [of Twelfth Night] often disconcerts critics who favour the ethereal lyricism held to be the definitive characteristic of romantic comedy."(71) Brissenden echoes this: "The more that is learned about the meanings of words the clearer it becomes that Elizabethans found bawdy punning publicly acceptable and entertaining in a way lost by the nineteenth century but rediscovered in the twentieth."(72) In the box-tree scene, Renaissance obscenity fuses with "the Elizabethan love of verbal games and acrostics
"(73) to provide an answer to one of the most taxing of Shakespearean conundrums.
Topics of the learning experiences are as follows: (1) developing language skills through improvisation; (2) map reading; (3) play writing and reading using an alternative immersion approach; (4) sequencing and memory with acrostics
; (5) a world peace town summit; (6) reading skill development; (7) human immune deficiency virus transmission and prevention; and (8) politics and the individual.