Young American Poetry Digest

Acrostic Teaching Resources

The first letters of each line in an acrostic poem are aligned vertically to form a word which is the subject of the poem.

 Student acrostic poems from the 2011 Young American Poetry Digest


Slowly melting in the sun,

Never moving from his spot,

Orange carrot for a nose,

Wet snowman melting,

Melting in the sun,

Always has a carrot nose,

Night approaching.


Snow is gone.

Play with your friends.

Ride bikes.

I love spring.

Not cold.

Go outside and play games.


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