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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 August 1985 issue of Word Ways, the editor noted that the words in Act III, Scene I of "A Midsummer-Night's Dream" which Titania speaks, acrostically form the word T I T An I A which is her name.
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).
The passage seems full of coded encouragement to read acrostically: "with tract oblique," "At first," "side-long he works his way," and "veers oft." See Klemp for a discussion of this acrostic as well as some historical background on the practice.
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.