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acrostic
A poem in which some letters, usually the first, of the lines spell out a name or a message.
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acrostic
1. A number of lines of writing, especially a poem or word puzzle, in which particular letters, e.g., the first, in each line spell a word or phrase.
2. A short poem (or other composition) in which the initial letters of the lines, taken in order, spell a word, phrase, or sentence. Sometimes the last or middle letters of the lines, or all of them, are similarly arranged to spell words, etc., whence a distinction of single, double, or triple acrostics.
3. A verse or arrangement of words in which certain letters in each line; such as, the first or last, when taken in order spell out a word, motto, etc.
4. A Hebrew poem in which the consecutive lines or verses begin with the successive letters of the alphabet.
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