Easy to Write Acrostic Poems
Acrostic poems are a good way to start writing poetry. They’re easy and fun.
What are acrostic poems?
Acrostic poems are poems in which the first letter of each line spells out a word or phrase that is the theme or message of the poem. They can be any topic.
The words don’t have to rhyme, but they can. The lines of the poem can be any length. They may just be one word.
How do you write acrostic poems?
Here’s a video lesson from Kenn Nesbitt, former Children’s Poet Laureate.
Acrostic poetry prompts
Need ideas for what to write about? Find suggestions in:
- 8 Ways to Write Acrostic Poems to Challenge Upper Elementary Students
- 25 Spring Poetry Prompts that will Help Your Creativity Bloom
- Acrostic Poem Examples & Template
- Biography Acrostic
Still stuck for an idea? Use your name and write about yourself!
What’s another easy poetry form to try?
Why not try a list poem? They’re also easy and fun. Find resources for list poems in an earlier blog post.
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