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Definition

A name poem is a type of poem that starts each line with the letters of a name. A name poem can also be known as an acrostic poem. The beauty of the name poem is in its simplicity and ability to create a more personal connection to the poem. If you are writing for a person with the name poem you can create a more intimate meaning. A name poem does not have any rule other than to use the letters of the name to start each line. It is a commonly used as one of the first forms of poetry to teach young students.

Poetry that tells about the word. It uses the letters of the word for the first letter of each line.


[n] by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"
[n] a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
[n] a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
[n] family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
[n] a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
[n] a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"
[v] determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
[v] identify as in botany or biology, for example
[v] give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi"
[v] mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
[v] make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
[v] give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
[v] assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
[v] charge with a task or function; "appoint someone president"; "nominate a committee"
[v] charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"

Example

John

John is an athlete
On Saturdays he likes to sleep in
His favorite food is pizza
Never call him Johnny

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