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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Acrostic
acrostic is supposed to have been quite popular among the early Christians.
In a wider sense the name acrostic is applied to alphabetical or "abecedarian" poems.
In this kind of poetry the successive verses or stanzas begin with the successive letters of the alphabet.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01111a.htm   (180 words)

  
  Acrostic
Acrostic poetry is a form of short verse constructed so that the initial letters of each line taken consecutively form words.
The term is derived from the Greek words akros, "at the end," and stichos, "line." The word acrostic was first applied to the prophecies of the Erythraean Sibyl, which were written on leaves and arranged so that the initial letters of the leaves always formed a word.
Acrostics were common among the Greeks of the Alexandrine period and with the Latin playwrights Ennuis and Plautus.
home.vicnet.net.au /~poems/ps/html/acrostic.html   (414 words)

  
  Acrostic Information
An acrostic (from the late Greek akróstichon, from ákros, "extreme", and stíchos, "verse") is a poem or other text written in an alphabetic script, in which the first letter, syllable or word of each verse, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out another message.
Acrostics may simply spell out the letters of the alphabet in order; these acrostics occur in the Lamentations of Jeremiah, and in certain of the Psalms of the Hebrew Bible.
Two notable acrostic Psalms are the long Psalm 119, which typically is printed in subsections named after the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, each of which is featured in that section; and Psalm 145 (commonly referred to as "Ashrei"), which is recited three times a day in the Jewish services.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Acrostic   (328 words)

  
 Acrostic: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
A famous acrostic was made on the Greek for Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior: Iesous Christos, Theou Uios, Soter (ch and th being each one letter in Greek).
Acrostic verses are common, and very elaborate puzzles have been devised combining several schemes.
A famous acrostic was made on the Greek for Jesus Christ, Gods Son, Savior...Christians as a symbol for Jesus.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/acrostic.jsp?l=A&p=1   (1489 words)

  
 Acrostic
The Acrostic program allows you to enter the grid for an Acrostic puzzle, and the numbers that cross-reference the clues, and then solve the puzzle without worrying about the bookkeeping any more.
The Acrostic program can read that HTML file and extract the cross-reference numbers and the clues, so all you have to do is enter the spaces (and maybe hyphens) in the grid with a few mouse clicks, load the HTML file, and off you go.
The Acrostic for 6 June 1999 uses a new layout with a narrower and deeper grid.
www.phred.org /~michael/acrostic.htm   (1638 words)

  
 Poetry Knowledge Zone - Class 13 : Acrostics
An acrostic poem is one where you choose a word or name (like the name of a character in a book) and use each letter in the name as the beginning of a word or line that tells something about that person or character.
Double and triple acrostics occupy an important niche in the history of word puzzles, for it is generally recognized that they were the predecessors to the crossword puzzle.
For those unfamiliar with the genre, a double acrostic consists of clues for a sequence of words (the cross-lights) to be written in a list, plus two clues to the words spelled out by the first and last letters of the cross-lights (the uprights).
www.boloji.com /poetry/learningzone/pkz13.htm   (1312 words)

  
 Custom Quote Acrostic Puzzles Made to Order by Jane Marie Cleveland
Acrostics come in various forms, and the example below is one of the simplest.
The 3rd component, the acrostic, can also help solve the puzzle: The initial letters of answers A through W (or A through Z, as the case may be) will spell, vertically, the quotation author's name and then the topic of the quotation.
Solving a quote acrostic puzzle can be high entertainment for shut-ins, time-wasters, word-lovers, librarians, writers, commuters, Mensa folk with 15 minutes on their hands and many others.
www.janeland.com /acrostics.html   (966 words)

  
 Acrostic - Lesson Plans
Acrostic poetry is written using the letters in a topic word.
Remind students that each line in an acrostic poem typically begins with a capital letter and that the letters used in the base word, or topic, are usually stressed with bold print or with an ornate design.
Encourage students to write acrostic poetry on a topic that is the opposite of one they have already written.
www.readinga-z.com /poetry/lesson_plans/acrostic/acrostic_print.html   (1054 words)

  
 Psalms | Acrostic Psalms   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The final numbered line, 22 ("Redeem Israel, O God, from all its troubles!"), does not carry an acrostic letter; it is an ejaculation that serves as a summary.
The finality implicit in the acrostic form (carrying the symbolic message "This is all there is") would fit this suggested function.
It is conspicuous that no Division V acrostic is in the "Songs of Ascents" series (Psa 120-134), though one acrostic immediately precedes that series.
www.umass.edu /wsp/davidica/psalms/acrostics.html   (956 words)

  
 Acrostic - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Acrostic (Greek, akros, a tip, extremity; stichos, a line, row), poem or similar composition in which the first letter of each line, taken in...
Lamentations consists of five poems written after the fall of Judah and the destruction by the Babylonians of the first Temple.
Acrostics take the first letter from the first word in each line of a verse or group of words to form another word.
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 Acrostic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The most remarkable example of such a poem is attributed by Lactantius and Eusebius to the Erythræan sibyl, the initial letters forming the words Iesous Christos Theou houios soter (stauros), "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour (cross)".
The acrostic is supposed to have been quite popular among the early Christians.
In a wider sense the name acrostic is applied to alphabetical or "abecedarian" poems.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/a/acrostic.html   (161 words)

  
 Acrostics.org - Play Acrostic Puzzles Online
An acrostic puzzle consists of two parts: (1) a hidden quote, laid out in crossword puzzle format, with each letter assigned a number and (2) a series of clues, with each letter in every clue's answer corresponding to a specific letter in the hidden quote.
Acrostic puzzles (or acrostics for short) are similar to crossword puzzles, but in some ways quite a bit more challenging.
Acrostic clues are often a bit more vague, playful or just downright obscure than clues one might find in an average crossword puzzle.
www.acrostics.org   (164 words)

  
 Printable Online Acrostic Crossword Puzzles - Enjoyable Reading Games
Printable on-line Acrostic puzzles are based on a quotation from a published work, fiction or non-fiction.
When the definitions are completed, the first letter of each word, reading vertically, will spell out the name of the author and the title of the book from which the quotation is taken.
Each quotation, the basis of the Acrostic, was selected to delight, either for the wit, the wisdom, or the poetic expression.
www.quote-acrostics.com   (294 words)

  
 Acrostic puzzles downloads - Enigmacross Game Edition, Crossword Express, The Jcwd - Japanese Puzzles
All the challenge and enjoyment of solving acrostics exactly like the ones found in newspapers or magazines.
Enigmacross is a professional acrostic puzzle development application.
Use it to construct real acrostics just like the kind which appear in newspapers and magazines.
www.vicman.net /lib/acrostic-puzzles.htm   (678 words)

  
 ACROSTIC help   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The single acrostic is formed by one letter, or a single letter of each line.
In this case, the acrostic is formed by the first letters of Pat's name.
The double acrostic is formed by two letters in each line - the first letter and the last letter.
www.berghuis.co.nz /abiator/patana/5t/literacy/other/acrostichelp.html   (171 words)

  
 The 12 Seeds Acrostic
Acrostics have long been used as memory tools.
For example, Psalms 9 and 10, written by King David over 3000 years ago, are called Acrostic Psalms because each verse begins with the succeeding letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
Many people are confused about what all twelve principles in the RELATIONSHIP acrostic actually mean.
www.12seeds.com /12_Seeds_Acrostic.htm   (112 words)

  
 Valentine Pals Acrostic
The student will learn that an acrostic is a type of poem in which special letters spell another word.
Read and discuss what an acrostic is. Read to the students some of the acrostics that other students have made.
The students should be told to make an acrostic poem for this person using this person's name.
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 The Hebrew Alphabet, Acrostic Psalms, Picture Letters - Biblical Hebrew
We can learn the aleph-bet by examining various Biblical passages which are written as acrostics (alphabetically ordered verses and each first word commencing with each Hebrew letter of the alphabet in turn, from 1 through to 22).
Psalm 119 is a famous example, written with 8 verses for each of the Hebrew consonants in order, so verses 1-8 each have a first word beginning with 'aleph and verses 9-16 each have a first word beginning with beth, and so on.
Additional acrostics chapters can be found in Lamentations and Proverbs - full details in the course: "BIBLICAL HEBREW made easy".
www.biblicalhebrew.com /alphabet.htm   (250 words)

  
 Acrostic Name Blessing Gear : CafePress.com
Using the meaning of the particular name, an Acrostic Name Blessing Poem features an encouragment or blessing Scripture verse that starts with each letter in the name.
Acrostic Name Blessing Poem gear for names that begin with the letter 'B'!
Acrostic Name Blessing Poem gear for names that begin with the letter 'C'!
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 Bible Code Prophecy: Genesis 49 Acrostic, Russia invades Israel.
The acrostic runs the length of the prophecy by Jacob to his 12 sons in Genesis 49:2-28.
The acrostic is formed by reading the first and last letters of each consecutive word of the prophecy.
The acrostic interprets the prophecies of Genesis 49 and elsewhere so that a knowledge of bible prophecy is crucial in interpreting the riddles.
www.bible-codes.org /acrostic-bible-prophecy.htm   (994 words)

  
 Table of Forms—The Acrostic
An acrostic is a class of poems in which certain letters and their positions are stipulated, usually such that the first letters of every line, when read down, spell a hidden message.
A telestich is an acrostic in the last letter of lines, and a mesostich an acrostic in the middle of words or lines.
The illogical extension of the acrostic form is perhaps the crossword puzzle, the purest form perhaps the word square.
www.wordwork.org /table/forms/acrostic.html   (397 words)

  
 Acrostic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An acrostic is a poem that has a word down the side.
The poem has to be about the word that you have chosen.
Then we had to do a rough copy of our made up poem, and then we had to write a neat copy in ink and decorate it.
atschool.eduweb.co.uk /sirrobhitch.suffolk/schoolwork/poetry/acrostic/acrostic.htm   (81 words)

  
 Acrostic - Cunnan
An Acrostic poem is one in which the first letter of each line spells out a message.
Often this will be the name of a patron, or the solution of a riddle- once Giovanni Boccaccio wrote an Acrostic that revealed an entire Sonnet.
The Acrostic is an ancient form and dates back to at least 1000 BC.
cunnan.sca.org.au /index.php?title=Acrostic&redirect=no   (95 words)

  
 An acrostic poem takes a word   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An acrostic poem takes a word, sentence, or phrase and makes the first letter of each the first line of a poem.
Tonya Strickland, an English professor, modeled the definition of an acrostic poem with this poem:
You could make an acrostic poem from the word "Night": The first line of the poem would start with "N," the second line would start with "I," the third line would start with "G," and so on.
cte.jhu.edu /techacademy/web/2000/baczkowski/acrostic.htm   (105 words)

  
 Poetry Teachers - How to Write Acrostic Poems
I've never been all that impressed by most acrostic poems offered as examples in poetry workbooks because they're usually so boring.
However, poems like this are easy to write and they have the potential to boost a child's self esteem.
But, if you must teach your students how to write acrostic poems, why not provide them with some examples that will make them smile and get their creative juices flowing, like these:
www.poetryteachers.com /poetclass/lessons/acrostic.html   (210 words)

  
 Acrostics for Children
I am a professor at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts (Home Page).
I maintain this site to enable children to learn about and share their acrostic poems with other children.
Text, (c) David M. Hummon; Images from Animal Acrostics, (c) Michael Maydak.
www.holycross.edu /departments/socant/dhummon/acrostics/acrostics.html   (53 words)

  
 MRS AUGUSTA ELTON Acrostic from Emma   (Site not responding. Last check: )
My own belief is that the acrostic is based upon her married name.
Since she was not pleased and she is a proud woman, she would likely never have mentioned it to Mr Elton had it occurred before their marriage.
Also, her change of name upon marriage would have prompted those who knew her to play with acrostics on her new name.
www.mirror.org /ken.roberts/elton.acrostic.html   (171 words)

  
 Acrostic Poem
An acrostic poem, sometimes called a name poem, uses a word for its subject.
Then each line of the poem begins with a letter from the subject word.
You may need to think of some new words that describe your subject word to complete your poem.
cuip.uchicago.edu /~jepcke/usa/pages/acrosticpoem   (227 words)

  
 Acrostic Poems
Now we are going to make an acrostic poem out of the following word.
Now that we know what an acrostic is and we’ve read some examples, let’s create an acrostic poem out of your name!
Be prepared to share your poems with the rest of the class.
www.rrcc.edu /teachered/sharon/dina2.html   (160 words)

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