Writing 201: V


Day 2: Gift, Acrostic, Simile

Today, write something about a gift.

Today’s form: acrostic

Acrostics at a glance: An acrostic is any poem in which the first (or last) letters of each line combine to spell out a word or a phrase, or follow the order of the alphabet.

Today’s device: simile

A simile, like its name suggests, makes a connection or introduces the idea of similarity between two concepts that aren’t intrinsically connected, leaving an interesting mental image in its wake. It’s a fancy name for saying that cake is like poison, or that a baby’s wails are as loud as thunder. If you’re up for it, include a simile in your poem today.

Vocally you espouse:

Fortitude, Ambition
Or any means you appeal to are gone
Really you are in mortal error!

Verily like leaves you believe you are tossed by
Every vexatious breeze that blows
No power over your pace or path
Don’t you realise you are truly Platonic
Effect your escape from civil servitude
Take note! You are the breeze that blows
The leaves are your problems
And the power that moves you, the breeze, was never absent