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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
193 words

An acrostic is a poem in which the initial letters of each successive line form a word, phrase, or pattern. ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
204 words

(ἀκροστιχίς), a composition in prose or verse in which the initial letters of each section form a word, phrase, ...

ACROSTICS

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
176 words

literary devices, employed especially in verse. Alphabetic acrostics are found in the Bible (e.g., Ps. 34; Ps. 119; Prv. 31.10–31; ...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
213 words

An acrostic is a poem whose subject, or the name of the author or dedicatee, can be read in a ...

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Don P. Fowler and Peta G. Fowler

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
323 words

a word or phrase formed from the initial letters of a number of consecutive lines of verse. Acrostics may occur by chance (Eust. ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
a poem, word puzzle, or other composition in which certain letters in each line form a word or words. The word is recorded from the late 16th century, and comes via French from Greek ... ... More

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