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Four-Letter Words:An Acrostic Challenge - Poetry Contest


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Andrea Dietrich

 Contest Name

Four-Letter Words:An Acrostic Challenge

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9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

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 Contest Description

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Here is something I hope will be fun for everybody. I have picked out my favorite four letter words beginning with almost every letter of the alphabet. Your job is to write me an acrostic that will make that word come to LIFE.
Oh, and here is a little twist. One word here is a SPECIAL word. If you write using the word I have in my mind as the special word, you will have a leg up in the contest!!

Remember, the most important thing about an Acrostic poem is that what you are writing should DEPICT what the title of your poem IS. So even though your poem will be very short, make it ZING; make it SING!!


1) SPELL CHECK. Let’s clean up the spelling of words here at PS!!

2) Do not use the title word inside your poem! I want the poem to make us
visualize the word from your great descriptive writing. Or you can write some scene that comes to your mind to illustrate the four letter word you have chosen.

3) Lines should not be too lengthy. For example, you should not have to use more than 18 syllables per line.

4) NO NAMES on poems

5) Remember, your title should be one four-letter word, the list of which is provided below:

Choose from this list, a ONE STANZA ACROSTIC POEM using the word whose quality you think you can best capture in four lines!!

Amen   Buzz    Beep    Cash    Cool    Diva    Dare    Eyes

Foul    Fool    Glad    Grim     Halo    Hick    Iamb    Joke

 john    Kite    King    Lace     Lies    Mall    Muse    Nude

Nosy  Oaks  Onyx   Pigs   Papa   Quip   Quiz    Rant

   Racy    Rats   Sass   Sand  Smug   Tear  Taxi   Tale

Umph  Ugly  Vain   Veil    Wilt   Yolk    Yuck     Zany


First to Tenth place with multiple placements if neccessary

Preparing Your Entry

Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts. 

English Language

Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.

A Note to Poetry Contestants

You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.