[found on jpicforum.info]
- Basic Acrostic Poem Structure
- First letter of each line is a letter from the Poem Title.
Elizabeth by Edgar Allan Poe (1829)Elizabeth it is in vain you say “Love not” — thou sayest it in so sweet a way: In vain those words from thee or L.E.L. Zantippe’s talents had enforced so well: Ah! if that language from thy heart arise, Breathe it less gently forth — and veil thine eyes. Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried To cure his love — was cured of all beside — His folly — pride — and passion — for he died.” -found on http://poetry.about.com/od/poems/l/blpoeacrostic.htm
- Leveled or Poe Method Acrostic Poem Structure
- Poem Title is written stair-step throughout the poem
- First letter of first line; second letter of second line; third letter of third line….
Hidden AcrosticI am flying, way up high, in the powder blue sky.
Maybe I will find myself among the puffy clouds.
Arms are well outstretched, and moving, fluttering, soaring.
So many Beautiful Birds flying along with me.
It is dark and silent here, not a sound can be heard.
One Bird stays close, as if leading me, I am not afraid.
With me every mile, does he think I am on of his?
I belong among them, flying high, so quietly.
With only my arms well outstretched, for I have no wings.
I open my eyes, It is quite misty, and still now.
And, I can hear, no more Birds are near, no sky to fly.