An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.
A less common and slightly more difficult type of an acrostic poem is where the last letter of each line spells out the word or phrase.
Finally, the more difficult type is where letters in the middle of the acrostic spell out the word or phrase.
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