A poem, usually in verse, in which the first or the last
letters of the lines, or certain other letters, taken in order, form
a name, word, phrase, or motto.
An Acrostic is a type of poem that does not need to rhyme and does not follow a line pattern. A person picks a word to write about and many people use their first names. They write the letter vertically down the page and each letter of the word is capitalized. A person then has to come up with ideas of phrases that decrease the word beginning with the same letter. A person starts at the top and uses each letter to write new phrases to create a poem.
This poem can be about any topic that a person wants. It can be about fun topics such as ice cream or video games. It can also be about serious topics such as emotions. It is up to the person that is writing the poem. There is no set word count as long as a person has a phrase for every letter in the word that they are using.