Sense or nonsense, just as you please, so as it shows us what an acrostic is.
In an acrostic the beginnings of the lines are arranged in order.
The answer to the acrostic is “mantrap”; the missing rhyme is “mishap.”
But then in the hands of Swinburne an acrostic would cease to be artificial.
But there is no more trace of acrostic structure in x. till ver.
It is not only the exigencies of the acrostic which determine the order in ver.
Marked progress of thought is not to be looked for in an acrostic psalm.
I must show you an acrostic that a gentleman—he was a lieutenant in the 53rd—made upon it.
Unlike its predecessors, the fifth and last elegy is not an acrostic.
Next is a copy of an acrostic epitaph from Tewkesbury Abbey.