(1) This is the Hebrew month of Elul, which in Hebrew forms an acrostic for the words: ├ö├ç├┐I am my Beloved's, and my Beloved is mine.├ö├ç├û(2) So an entire stanza or page might at times intervene between the M and the U of Mud (at other points the acrostic goes line to line).(3) The title of the poem is a near acrostic , containing the word coital (perhaps suggestive of self and other joining together).(4) To reflect this, God's name seems to have been intentionally left out of the narrative, appearing only as a hidden acrostic .(5) I plan to do another blog post, finish the acrostic in the NYT Magazine, and do a bit of walking (with the help of my camera).(6) A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; - read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.(7) Even the orthography functions as a unit of visual organization, and of allusion: much of the verse is in fact structured by an acrostic .(8) A simple structure for your prayer life may be based on an acrostic on the words ACTS.(9) He followed this lively discussion with another literacy activity-having students do an acrostic , using the word ├ö├ç├┐retarded.├ö├ç├û(10) This acrostic was probably written by a second or third-century Christian.(11) It's a good day to read the Times, do the acrostic , grade some exams, watch a movie, and eat dinner in a restaurant.(12) I'm a huge fan of crosswords, both American-style and cryptic (though I suck rocks at the latter); I dig acrostics , and even cryptograms.(13) In the Old Testament all the recognized acrostics belong to the alphabetical type (abecedarian).(14) Both free verse and rhymed poetry styles are studied, including cinquain, haiku, tanka, rhopalic, echo and refrain poems, acrostics , alphabet and dictionary poems.(15) Mullen's poems, which often incorporate word games like anagrams, acrostics , and puns, can border on the nonsensical (or, as she says, ├ö├ç├┐skirt the edges of meaning├ö├ç├û).(16) The Greeks did enjoy making acrostics , but that's a different kind of wordplay (despite the fact that the Times confusingly calls word squares ├ö├ç├┐acrostic squares├ö├ç├û).
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