An acrostic is a poem which spells out a word or idea. Sometimes what it spells out is the the title of the poem itself.
Masquerading in our midst
Are ostensibly typical people
Shouldering average tasks
Quiet, inconspicuous, drab
Until we get a closer look
Emanating is a foul odor
Rancid, putrid stench contaminating
Aura distorted to shady tint
Deception in their very souls
Extenuating their corrupt character
Rationalizing about their immorality
Shoving the blame on circumstance
- written by Gabriella 2
Usually, as in this example, the first letter of each line spells out this key word. But variations can be attempted such as having the first letter in the sentence and the last letter in the sentence spell out a word.
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