acrostic

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Synonyms for acrostic

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

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In the very lines that the Duke is offering him sympathy, Shakespeare is acrostically describing Aegeon's greatest desire--he wants his long-lost baby son
Walton was by no means the only medieval English writer to sign his name acrostically within the very fabric of his text.
There are the four letters that make up Hollander's first name, presented acrostically in the eighty-ninth tessera (of which there are 144 in toto).
Wolfgang Braunfels and Walter Horn both have likened it to Carolingian literature, to the carmina figurata, the acrostically formed picture verses so popular at this time.
Twelve Psalms of the Old Testament are written acrostically, the 119th being an ingenious alphabetic acrostic.