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Abecedarian

Abecedarian (a-be-ce-da’-ri-an): An acrostic whose letters do not spell a word but follow the order (more or less) of the alphabet.

A big car! A big cigar! Life is good.

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Abecedarian

Abecedarian (a-be-ce-da’-ri-an): An acrostic whose letters do not spell a word but follow the order (more or less) of the alphabet.

A bus carrying donkeys emitted foul gawky heehaws.  I jumped! Kecking like my neck orgasmed, pacing quickly, reeling slightly, tripping unquietly, vampishly whumping, xylose-yapping-zapped and blubbering, crashing down, emitting fetid gas, happily I quit this stupid exercise of abecedarian.

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Acrostic

Acrostic: When the first letters of successive lines are arranged either in alphabetical order (= abecedarian) or in such a way as to spell a word.

E.A.T.

Each of you must be more conscious of your diets.

At least make sure to consume the minimal number of calories and practice the exercise regimes recommended to you by our doctors.

This is probably your last chance to overcome your anorexia. 

E.A.T.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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Abecedarian

Abecedarian (a-be-ce-da’-ri-an): An acrostic whose letters do not spell a word but follow the order (more or less) of the alphabet.

A big car drove executives from gilded hotels into jumbled kinky lanes.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

Abecedarian

Abecedarian (a-be-ce-da’-ri-an): An acrostic whose letters do not spell a word but follow the order (more or less) of the alphabet.

A beautiful cow danced elegantly for her elementary school’s spring play–it was my 8-year-old daughter rocking out in the cow costume we made.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

Acrostic

Acrostic: When the first letters of successive lines are arranged either in alphabetical order (= abecedarian) or in such a way as to spell a word.

Too many ideas are floated in public without appropriate forethought.

Reckless assertion-making makes the future even more uncertain.

Useless information fogs and obscures the rhetorical landscape.

Time and time again I waste time rummaging for facts in the media clutter.

How many crazy, nutty, silly ways can

truth

be moved from the

center

to the

margin?

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

Abecedarian

Abecedarian (a-be-ce-da’-ri-an): An acrostic whose letters do not spell a word but follow the order (more or less) of the alphabet.

He was a listless muddled nobody on pot quietly rolling some totally uncool vortex weed.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)