Unleash your inner poet


How about writing an acrostic poem to M-A-K-E YOUR -D-A-Y G-R-E-A-T?!

With thanks to Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay


OFF SCHOOL? WANT TO FOCUS YOUR THOUGHTS? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN OUR ACROSTIC POETRY GUIDE.


WHAT IS AN ACROSTIC POEM?


Usually, an acrostic poem is where the first letter of each line of the poem spells something out. Here’s our example:


Y-O-U C-A-N D-O I-T WOULD LOOK LIKE:

Yes, yay and yahoo!

Out of the dreariness can come bright smiles from the blue.

Usurping sadness with focus and thoughts

Channelling dreams like astronauts.

Aspire to stay positive and happy

Never being sad or snappy

Don’t give up, your dreams will fly, lifting you

Over obstacles and into the sky. So…

Ignite your imagination –

Today: you represent determination!


BIG TIPS


STRETCH YOUR VOCABULARY! REALLY PUSH YOURSELF TO USE NEW WORDS.


What poetic magic can you conjure with these letters?

With thanks to Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

USE AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TO ADD DEPTH TO YOUR WORK:

SIMILES, METAPHORS, ALLITERATION, PERSONIFICATION, ONOMATOPOEIA, SIBILANCE.

Why not share your work with us and inspire others with your acrostic poetry? Send it to us here english@signaturetuition.co.uk


Want to take your poetry further? Some great tips can be found here.