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.

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  1. Jay Gatsby

    Young man ~Thirty years old ~ Poor childhood ~ farmers in North Dakotahopes ~ dreams ~ James Gatz ~ Become fabulously wealthy ~ organized crime ~illegal alcohol ~ trading in stolen securities ~ St. Olaf’s College ~ love ~Daisy Buchanan ~ World War I ~ young soldier ~ money ~ luxury ~grace ~ charm ~ studying at Oxford ~ mansion ~ West Egg ~ lavish parties ~ loyal ~ good-hearted man ~ Nick Carraway ~ dedicate ~ death ~ one friends ~ fantasies ~romantic

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  2. 51dotfeg

    I think I will go with Harry Potter characters.
    I know this character is just the daughter of Hermione and Ron but she still is very pretty.
    R on
    O nce to be cool.
    S lytherin
    E
    H ermione
    E xcellent
    R ich
    M oney
    I don’t know
    O
    N ice
    E xcited
    W izard
    E
    A ctress
    S oft
    L ovely
    E nergetic
    Y oung
    Why does her name have to be sooooo Long???

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  3. famkas20

    Strange
    Terrifying
    Evil blood
    Vampaneze
    Eerie
    Just so you know, this is Steve Leonard from the Cirque du Freak series. In case you were wondering, yes he is the villian.

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  4. Megan

    GINNY WEASLEY
    (I love doing this)
    Gorgeous
    Is Harry’s soulmate
    Never gives up
    Nervous around Harry 1st book
    Yellow she should never wear
    Woefull
    Exceptional Seeker
    Amazing
    Silly
    Laughing
    Extremley cool
    You should think she’s awesome
    There you have my GINNY WEASLEY poem.

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  5. PJATO

    N ot very happy
    I s a son of Hades
    C an raise the dead
    O bsessed with Mythomagic
    This is about Nico di Angelo from the Percy Jackson series… I didn’t want to do his full name.

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  6. Summer_Icecream22

    Outstanding
    Lively
    Interesting
    Victorious
    Intense
    Awesome
    Olivia in Olivia Kidney Stops for No One

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  7. SarahTigressVida

    Cool
    Hardy
    Lovable
    Optimistic
    Eerie
    Sincere
    Abnormal
    Unique
    Necromancer
    Dangerous
    Earnest
    Reliable
    Smart
    DARKEST POWERS TRILOGY ROCKS!!!!!!

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  8. famkas20

    A friend of Percy Jackson
    Now an architect of Olympus
    New great hero
    A daughter of Athena
    Best friends with Grover
    Energetic
    Thalia is her best friend
    Her new boyfriend is Percy
    Guess who? Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson (sorry I didnt have time to do the word Chase)

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  9. PiscesDreamer

    This is from Dragon Slippers
    Strong
    Humorous
    Amazing
    Rough
    Dragon
    Awe-striking
    Superier
    Can’t spell the last word XD

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  10. mirialin_moon_knight4789

    A rchitect-to-be
    N ever tiring
    N ever yielding
    A lways the upper hand
    B rings strategy to all
    E xcells in riddles
    T he ally
    H eart always open

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  11. Bazil8

    Sarcastic
    Un- orginized
    Nice
    N(cant think of this one)
    Young
    Bite
    Odd
    Different
    Anti-Olaf
    Lonely
    Afraid
    Inposter
    Rambunctios

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  12. M

    V icious and Vile
    O penly cruel
    L ord He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named
    D oom bringer
    E nticing as Tom Riddle
    M ass Murderer
    O bnoxious and Disliked by All
    T errible and Terrifying
    Yes I know it is not too good.
    And for the record he is most definitely not my favorite character but he does deserve to be on the list.
    Also, I do not think I have to mention what book this guy is from.If you do not know, then find out. And read more.

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  13. PinkGirly97

    Oh, I love Acrostic Poetry, my favorite, :) .
    Ruby Day is famous
    Understanding and nice
    Born a star
    Your normal girl
    Director of an Alencia Play
    A middle school student
    Yay for Ruby Day!
    This character was from “Life, Starring Me!” A Candy Apple book.

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  14. Lizzie

    This is mine!
    Funny
    Useless
    Delightful
    Greedy
    Ecentric
    Hilarious
    Annoying
    Terrfic
    Charming
    Hilarious(again)
    Eye-rolling
    Ridiculous
    I did Fudge Hatcher from Judy Blume’s Fudge series!

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  15. Eve

    This has nothig to do with harry potter!
    Nothing but a buddy.
    Annoying
    Really sad
    Unforgetable
    To much info
    Once thought Haku was cuter than Sakura
    Up in the tree
    Sometimes cute(to me!)
    Idiot
    U can see him on Bing
    Maby short
    Also holds Jinkuriki
    Kakashi’s Student
    In Kakshi’s hands

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  16. Piano39

    Delectable
    Underestimated
    Sandy Hair
    Transitory
    From the story “Inkheart”
    Inkheart character
    N
    Gwin’s owner
    E
    Really Clever

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  17. harryisthebest

    S neaky
    I nnocent
    R egulus’s older brother
    I n the HP series
    U p and down feelings
    S oo aweome!
    B ored easily
    L oves Harry
    A MAZING!
    C hases his tail
    K reacher’s master
    ~peace

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  18. ellie boo

    ok hi have an idea for that thing for the 2 rs u can put rock and put roll 1 more thing how do i talk to peole and stuff and read the message they give to us im new and need help thanks alot !

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  19. Gabriel

    My favorite charecter is A.J. from Mr. Granit is from another plantet.
    Funny,
    Awsume,
    cool.
    A.J. Asume, always ausum, awsumer than Andrea

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  20. Sydney

    Okay I couldn’t decide so I’m going to do two:
    Awesome
    Nice (usally!)
    Neat (sometimes)
    Always have a plan
    Best Demigod…
    Ever
    Tough
    Happy (occasionally)
    In case you can’t tell that was Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson and the Olympians
    And now on to Natalie Kabra from the 39 clues
    Not very nice
    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
    Terrifed of her mom (mum?)
    Always awesome
    Loves herself
    Is rich
    Everything she wants she usally gets
    That was hard! I almost got stumped on the B in Annabeth.
    Natalie and Annabeth Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Josephine

    My favorite character is Jo from little woman. I know, really old fashioned, but I like her!
    Just a little bit crazy.
    open-minded
    supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    ecstatic
    perfectly bookish
    hugely interesting
    ignorant to all aristocratic tastes
    not a girly-girl
    excitable
    (She is also a tomboy but there is no T in Josephine!)

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  22. bmw3bug

    this is a random awesome Cahill
    Holt
    Ambitious
    Man-eating
    Interesting
    Likable
    Tomas
    Outstanding athlete
    Not-stopable
    u like it?
    bmw3bug

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  23. Rachel

    A rchitect of Olympus
    N ever afraid
    N ot a bad fighter,either
    A thena is her mom,she’s a demigod
    B orn of thoughts,she is a brain child
    E xtra-smart
    T he girlfriend of Percy Jackson
    H ead counselor of Cabin 6
    C amper at Camp Half-Blood
    H eroine
    A wesome!
    S mart
    E xcellent!

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  24. DanceRox!!

    I love that show one of my favs!!!! I HEART Tibby!!!
    Totally cool
    Is my fav pearson
    Bad (not really)
    Bossy (not really)
    Yes the best!!!
    that WAS hard!!!!!!!

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  25. soontobewriter

    Sweet
    Active
    Sassy
    Horseback rider
    Awesome
    Super funny
    Intelligent
    Lovely
    Very pretty
    Excited
    Reasonable [sometimes]
    My character is Sasha Silver from the Canterwood Crest series by Jessica Burkhart

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  26. zefex

    harry potter
    the hero with no more zero
    many stories helps 2 fame
    with all the heart he does.
    a great magition what was heno body can forget him by mistake too…

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  27. imaginarytodd

    I couldn’t choose one character so… I took the Baudelaire last name to make it.
    Brave enough to fight the bad
    A girl, a baby, and a boy lad
    Ubication: unknown
    Deep truth: they are alone
    Everything was good before the fire
    Later everything became as flat as a tire
    And everything became very sad
    Indeed, everything vanished, everything they had
    Ready for the rest
    Every Baudelaire thought
    Simply waiting for best
    This might not be what I like the most (actually.. yes!!!) and I tried my best to make it.. Oh, The Baudelaires are from ASOUE (A series of unfortunate events).. ;)

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  28. Miranda

    To finish Harry:
    Hero
    Amazing
    Renowned
    Remarkable
    Young
    My fave character:
    Eater
    Magnificent
    Imaginative
    Lovely
    Young
    Emily from SEEING EMILY!

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  29. Victoria

    Poseidon is his father
    Eats a little Nectar because demigod he is
    Riptide is his weapon
    Curse of Achilles he bears to defeat the lord Kronos
    Yancy Academy he finds a monster is his math teacher
    This as in Percy Jackson, i didnt wanna do an acrostic for his entire name.

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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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