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I had an acrostic once sent to me upon my own name, which I was not at all pleased with.
Jane Austen  --  Emma
  text (usually verse) in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message
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Can also describe a word puzzle with such a characteristic.
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  • I had an acrostic once sent to me upon my own name, which I was not at all pleased with.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Leopold Bloom Ellpodbomool Molldopeloob Bollopedoom Old Ollebo, M. P. What acrostic upon the abbreviation of his first name had he (kinetic poet) sent to Miss Marion (Molly) Tweedy on the 14 February 1888?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza;[194]—read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Neither the acrostic nor the Alexandrine has the property assigned to it here.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
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Associated words [difficulty]:   acrostic [9]
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