February 22, 2010

Writing Prompt: Character Acrostic

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Writingprompt_acrostic Some of you might have done this type of poetry in school.What you do is:

1. Choose your favorite character.

2. List some words that remind you of that character.

3. Write the words as a poem BUT all the words have to begin with a letter in the character's name.

It's easier to just show you rather than try to explain it. Here is an example for Harry Potter.

H ero

A mazing

R

R

Y oung

Actually it's not as easy as it looks (not for me anyway)! I can't think of what to write for the rest of Harry's name, so I'm turning it over to you. Write your character acrostic for YOUR favorite character in the Comments.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

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  1. sterling

    hey sterling knight my name
    is yasmin after I seen sonny with a chance I saw starstruck in Texas
    Your My inspiration
    love you peace

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  2. KAYKAY112

    I think i will do jenny from how i survived middle school series Cute books u guys should read them.
    Just a normal kid
    Eats hot chocolate in two books
    Never is not fed up with the pops
    Not able to ignore pops
    Yearns to be a pop i believe

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  3. aly

    ok I did Lavan Firestorm from Brightly Burning by Mercedes Lackey, but since it’s so long, I’m just going to do the first part.
    likes dark colors
    a Herald in training
    very smart and important
    a Firestarter
    needs his Companion to control his Gift
    I recomemd this book for boys and girls 11 and up :)
    if anyone is interested in this series, start by reading Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey
    I love this book!!!

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  4. catmusic30

    Accepting
    Unathletic
    Requisite
    Timely
    Humorous
    Energetic
    Right
    Princly
    Ethical
    Neat
    Thoroughgoing
    Absolute
    Hale
    Organized
    Likable
    Infallible
    Gracious
    Admissable
    Nice
    yes I did use a thesaurus.

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  5. cassidy

    I love the babysitters club!
    I almost have all of them.My fav so far is number 119 it is calld Stacey’s EX-Boyfriend!!!!!!
    A other of my fav is number
    5 it is calld California Girls!!!! And Mallory in that book i am just like her !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Ashley

    Depressed in the beginning
    Always laughing with Evra
    Runs from a wild boar
    Reunites with sister
    Enjoys be at the Cirque
    Never will drink bat broth
    Can you guess who I did?Darren Shan from the Cirque du freak series!I love them!

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  7. Lucy

    Excellent
    Non-stop mystery solver
    On the case
    Loves her brother
    Always hiding
    Has great disguises
    Outstanding crime solver
    Lives in different places
    Moves around a lot
    Super Solver
    (This is Enola Holmes, Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister)

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  8. ailurusfulgen

    Um, I guess I’ll do um… hmm… Oh, I’ll do two!
    Rue from the Hunger Games and Ripred from The Underland Chronicles
    Really trustworthy
    Usually found singing
    Enjoyed singing her songs to the mockingjays
    It wasn’t very good…
    Rager
    Intense
    Perfectly grouchy
    Really awesome
    Eventually will eat some shrimp
    Does know what to do in emergencies
    Wow, they were both really bad lol. And neither one of them is my favorite character…

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  9. Olivia

    Heroic at times
    Elusive ideas when she wants them
    Reading is her favorite pasttime
    Intelligence is her
    Older is how she acts
    Never will you catch her flying a broom
    Ending with Ron
    Hope you liked it! I know I’m obsessed with Harry Potter.
    -Hermione

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  10. treehugger17

    H arry Potter’s friend
    E specially awesome H.P. character :)
    R on’s soul-mate (lol)
    M cGonnogal’s fav student
    I ntelligent witch
    O utstanding on O.W.L.s
    N ot a trouble-maker
    E xtra hard-worker
    G ains rights for house elf
    R eady for a challenge
    A chieves high grades
    N ot good with rule-breakin
    G ets good grades
    E njoys adventures
    R eads a ton…like me!
    Ahhh! Why does her name have to be so LONG??? LOL
    Life is short…eat cheese.
    Life is long…eat more cheese.

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  11. stuffedmudkiptoy

    Sly
    A lot of trouble
    Big sister
    Resourceful
    In love with Puck
    Nice fighting skills
    Annoying (to Daphny)
    (just in case you didn’t know, i am talking about the sisters Grimm)

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  12. writersrule101

    i’m so doing charlotte from Beacon Street Girls!!
    Clumsy
    Horrible singer(i think)
    Awesome
    Realistic
    Lovable
    Laughs a lot
    Optimistic
    Tottaly cool
    Trusting
    Exellent at writing
    That was hard!!!!

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  13. Rachel

    Okay,here’s mine.It’s for Thalia from the Percy Jackson series.I feel she is underappreciated,so here you go!
    T eriffic with a bow and arrow
    H alf-blood daughter of Zeus
    A ll-around awesome girl
    L ieutenant of Artemis
    I mmortal,because she joined the Hunters
    A egis is her shield,similar to her dad’s.
    And here’s one for Katniss from The Hunger Games
    K icking butt in the Hunger Games
    A rrows are her preferred weapons
    T orn between Peeta and Gale
    N ot a girly-girl
    I n the Hunger Games twice
    S he is the girl on fire and the mockingjay
    S uper awesome,and my favorite character ever!

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  14. 103mintchocolatechip

    Poseidon’s son
    Exciting
    Really good sword fighter
    Can beat all monsters
    Young
    Just
    Awesome
    Cool
    Knowing
    Smart
    Outstanding Demigod
    Neat
    Percy Jackson is my absolute favorite book character!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. kitty

    My Favorite Character (so far in my life) is Tibby Rollins from The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants series
    Testy
    Intelligent
    Brian’s girlfriend
    Brainiac
    Y ????????
    I dunno for Y

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  16. theelgirl

    K- Killer
    A- Adventurous
    T- Tough
    N- Nice
    I- Illegal
    S- Skillful
    S- Steadfast
    (Katniss Everdeen from THE HUNGER GAMES)

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  17. Mae_D_Cahill

    Astute
    Mousy
    Yet feels she was the cause of Isabel’s fire
    +
    Dan can learn by heart
    And annoy Amy
    Ninja he thinks he is
    What? I wanted to do 39 clues.

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  18. Marytonga

    Ummm, I have NO idea who my favorite character is. I’ll just do Jasmine from Deltora.
    Jammed unhappy in the palace
    Attracts adventure
    Silence forests are her home
    Makes friends of Kree and Filli
    Is the Queen in the end
    Nest is home in tree
    E
    Yeah, I couldn’t do E. Most common letter in the language and I can’t think of word word starting with it for my acrostic. Can you?

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