Cold, a character I used to know
in Wyoming, raps every night
at doors of lonely farms,moans
all night around the barn, and cracks
his knuckles late, late
at the bedroom window.
By William Stafford
Types of Acrostic PoemsIn the most common type of acrostic poems, the initial letter of each line forms a word. This type of acrostic is simply called an acrostic.
Roses are red,
Sugar's a sweet,
Elixir in my tummy.
But other types of acrostic, with more specialized locations of the letters that spell out the word or phrase, do have special names:
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you.
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Need inspiration? Try looking for poetry HERE
For example, here's a poem about CATS you can find on the website.
Cats Sleep Anywhere
Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair.
Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge.
Open drawer, empty shoe, anybody's lap will do.
Fitted in a cardboard box, in the cupboard with your frocks.
Anywhere! They don't care! Cats sleep anywhere.
Eleanor Farjeon (1881 - 1965)
An apology poem is one that uses direct address as a way to apologize for something that the speaker has done or said.
One of the most famous examples of an apology poem is by William Carlos Williams. The title of this poem is “This Is Just to Say.” As you read the poem, decide for yourself whether the speaker is actually sorry for what he has done.
I have eaten
that were in
you were probably
they were delicious
and so cold
1. Listen to the story
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
2. Notice the words, the tone, repeated phrases, title, etc...
3. Cracking open words practice