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Writing an Acrostic Poem

Grade 3
May 20, 2023

Acrostic Poem

An acrostic poem is one in which certain letters of each line spell out a word or phrase.

Usually, the first letters of each line are used to spell out a word or phrase.

The word or phrase can be a name or anything.

The first letter of each line is capitalized to make it easier to see and spell the word vertically down.

Acrostics need not have any rhyme or rhythm. The lines can be short or long.


For example: Moving to the rhythm and

Using my body to express myself

Singing with joy whilst

I feel the music flow through me

Carelessly dancing the night away.


We can make acrostics using our names or anything we like.

For example: Artistic





How to write an acrostic?

The following steps can be followed to write an acrostic.

  1. Decide what to write about.
  2. Write down the word vertically.
  3. Think and find out words that describe your idea.
  4. Now, write down these words on the lines that begin with the same letters.
  5. Fill up the rest of the lines to create a poem.
Acrostic poem


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