Writing an Acrostic Poem

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Writing an Acrostic Poem

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  2. 2. Saturday, 19th February,2011<br />NajiaZaheerNazir<br />Instructor, English Language and Literature in English<br />Generation’s School<br />
  3. 3. Activity 1: Gearing to Write<br />
  4. 4. Read These lines and deliberate on the theme<br />
  5. 5. Departed Soul, winged and empowered,<br />Every inch a solemn piece,<br />After such a drag-such a screeching drag<br />There it met the closed call.<br />“Hark ! I have descended my throne”<br />
  6. 6. Were you able to detect any underlying theme/ thought?<br />
  7. 7.
  8. 8. Now do you see any dominant feature?<br />
  9. 9. Theme?Structure?Both?<br />
  10. 10. Now Read This!<br />
  11. 11. Identify the Theme<br />Ruthless murderer, armed with madness,<br />Implicated innocents to suit his desires, <br />Cardinally reproachable. Obsession,<br />Hunger, craving for more<br />And more, forayed to the hallways of<br />Revenge, so truly sought by the desperates.<br />“Dog has met his end.”<br />
  12. 12. Do you Know this Character?<br />
  13. 13. Acrostic Poem<br />
  14. 14. Observe the lines again!<br />
  15. 15. Ruthless murderer, armed with madness, Implicated innocents to suit his desires, Cardinally reproachable. Obsession, Hunger, craving for more And more, forayed to the hallways ofRevenge, so duly sought by the desperates “Doghas met his end.”<br />
  16. 16. Can you Define therubrics of an acrostic poem<br />
  17. 17. 1. Choose a theme <br />
  18. 18. For Instance:<br />Take up the theme ‘Life’<br />
  19. 19. Write as many words as you can think of when you deliberate on this theme<br />
  20. 20. LIFE<br />Unabashed Beauty,<br />Naivety<br />Long journey into the night<br />Full of surprises<br />Eternity<br />Experiences gained<br />Innocence lost<br />Forced to live<br />Escape<br /> <br />
  21. 21. Now write the first letters of your selected theme vertically.<br />
  22. 22. L<br />I<br />F<br />E<br />
  23. 23. Begin each line with the respective letters of the selected word.<br />
  24. 24. Activity 2:” Death Be Not Proud…”<br />

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