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alphabetic acrostic poetry
Posted by: Marie Chapple (---.sympatico.ca)
Date: May 22, 2005 11:09PM

Looking for an english poem where all lines in each stanza begin with the same letter using successive letters of the alphabet. Similar to the technique of Psalm 119 in the original hebrew.


Re: untitled
Posted by: lg (---.dhcp.trlk.ca.charter.com)
Date: May 22, 2005 11:20PM

I don't know if there are any classic examples, but you might search here:

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Les


Re: alphabetic acrostic poetry
Posted by: Marie Chapple (---.sympatico.ca)
Date: May 22, 2005 11:35PM

I apologize if I post this twice. A little new to the system.

However, many thanks for your help. I will take a look at this later in the week. I think you have a remarkable site here.
Best wishes,
Marie.


Re: alphabetic acrostic poetry
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-05rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: May 23, 2005 05:24PM

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I have also seen another similar one, but it's not on the net from what I briefly searched. It starts out,

An Austrian Archduke, assaulted and assailed,
Broke Belgium's barriers by Britain bewailed, ...

You can find it in The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells.


Re: alphabetic acrostic poetry
Posted by: lg (---.dhcp.trlk.ca.charter.com)
Date: May 23, 2005 05:45PM

There is one here:

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Les


Re: alphabetic acrostic poetry
Posted by: Marie Chapple (---.sympatico.ca)
Date: June 04, 2005 12:19PM


thanks - I found what I was looking via the above links for and forwarded to those interested in the topic.




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