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Saturday, October 23, 2010

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This poem "Roses" was composed at my parents' home at Checker Hall, St. Lucy, Barbados on September 21, 2003. So inspired was I at the rose bushes growing outside my window, I had to write this short poem in Acrostic. I thought that the Double Acrostic would be perfect in reflecting the fact that one rose bush was blooming with red roses and the other with roses white as milk.

The Double Acrostic uses the first letters of words at the beginning of line verses and the first letters of words at the end of line verses to spell out the title of the poem. The rules that shape the formation of the Double Acrostic is shown in the graphic map below.

Beginning of line of Verses>>>>>____________________ End of line of Verses
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rainbow is the hope we gladly do Recall

The content of all forms of Acrostic poetry should tell something about the encrypted mesage. It should convey prase on people, cities, objects,events, and so on.

Here are some guidelines on writing a Double Acrostic poem:

Firstly, decide on whether the poem will be in metered verses or free-verse. Select a Title for your Double Acrosic poem. Start composing the first line of verse for the poem.

At the beginning of the first line of verse, begin the first letter of the first word with the first letter in the Title. Continue on this same line of verse and end this line of verse with a word whose first letter begins with the first letter in the Title.

Compose the second line of verse for the poem. At the beginning of the second line of verse, begin the first letter of the first word with the second letter in the Title. Continue on this same line of verse and end this line of verse with a word whose first letter begines with the second letter in the Title.

Continue on this process until you have used all the letters in the Title. So for example, if your title has six letters as in "Violet" your Double Acrostic will have six lines of verses. Read your completed poem aloud and correct any errors found.

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