ACROSTIC POEMS -Everything is not always what it seems to be!February 8, 2007
We get so used to reading across that we never bother to read down the page. An acrostic is usually formed by the first (or last) letter of each line.
For centuries this method has been used to carry secret messages.
What do you find hidden in the following poem?
Message on the Table
- Your dinner is in the
- Oven because I’m taking
- Up to your grandmother’s
- She hasn’t seen him in years.
- There’s also extra sauce in
- A pan on the stove. It needs
- To be warmed though
- Even if you get in on time for once.
- Wash up and
- Open a can of something if you’re still
- Ravenous. Although you
- May not be if you work out my
YOUR TASK: Decipher the hidden message and add your findings as a comment to this post. Next, attempt to write your own Acrostic poem and leave it here for others to figure out! The greater the difference between what you appear to be saying and the acrostic, the better.