How to Write An Abcedarian Poem
What is an Abecedarian?
An abcedarian is a poem, consisting of twenty-six lines, that revolves around a specific topic. Each line in an abcedarian begins with a letter from the alphabet, and each letter is used in chronological order. This form of poetry is great for kids because it teaches the concepts of theme and imagery through a simple poetic form. Anyone can write a great abcedarian!!
- Choose a theme for yor abcedarian (i.e., things that are sweet).
- From letters A to Z, write down things that match your theme
- Give your abcedarian a title
That's it!! Creating your own abcedarian is easy as A, B, C!!
Here's my abcedarian...
“TattooKitty’s Shopping Spree”
Apple Bottom Jeans
Boots with the fur
Chanel bracelet…diamonds set in platinum
Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses
Everything in the jewelry case
Fendi shoes in every style and color
GUESS clothing, purses, and wallets
Hair done by Paul Mitchell
Inked by Tim Hendricks
Jewels…gorgeous gigantic glittery jewels
Kay Jewelers (the whole store would be fine)
Lip gloss in every flavor and shade
Metal Mulisha apparel
New car (a 2009 Audi R8, of course)
Overwhelming amounts of chocolate from See’s Candies
Pearls (Tahitian preferred)
Quicksilver hoodies for me and my beau
Roxy slippers in black and white
Skelanimals merchandise…especially Diego (the bat) stuff
Tickets to travel anywhere in the world
Unusual and exotic pets (like the Ocelot)
Victoria’s Secret lingerie
Wyland paintings on display
Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DSi and every single game ever made
Your biggest and best entertainment system
Zales rings, necklaces, earrings, and everything in between
And One for My Favorite Holiday...
Apple-bobbing for a healthy treat,
Blacky-orange can't be beat!
Costumes, spooky and bizzare,
Don't go by yourself (and always know where you are!)
Eat your fill, but brush your teeth!
Fairy wands & swords in sheaths.
Guess who it is under that mask (?)
Hoards of candy (a late-night sorting task!)
Icky goo and spider tracks,
Jet black path-crossin' kitty cats.
Keep a flashlight to shine the way,
Look out for ghosts (they're out today!)
Making special desserts and treats,
Never-ending piles of yummy sweets.
Old skeletons and bats fly through,
Pumpkins carved by me & you (^-^)
Quiet! I think there's a monster near...
Running away from the things we fear.
Spooky decorations are everywhere,
Trick-or-treating here AND there!
Use a big bag to carry your stash,
Vampires are waiting to smile & slash!
Witches, on brooms, fly through the sky.
X marks the spot for that pirate guy.
You & I, we can go as a team;
Zombie (you) and a gun-slinging survivor (me)...LOL!!
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