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. 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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