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How to Write An Abcedarian Poem

Updated on February 19, 2013

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!!

Here's how...

  1. Choose a theme for yor abcedarian (i.e., things that are sweet).
  2. From letters A to Z, write down things that match your theme
  3. 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...

“Happy Halloween!!”

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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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks Heather! Hope your having fun making an abcedarian shopping list too, lol! ;)

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      Heather Rode 6 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      "Apple Bottom Jeans

      Boots with the fur"

      LOVE IT!

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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Hi Shaisty-Chase-Tea!!

      I love your use of alliteration here! Can't wait to see the finished product ;)

    • Shaisty-Chase-Tea profile image

      Shaisty-Chase-Tea 6 years ago from The Outskirts

      Am an astronaunt already

      Because Brains beats brawn

      Corn connected cobwebs

      "Dreads" did dat dreadfully

      I lost an acrostics called Smart Asses Rock that was done like this... i've been inspired... bout to write one...

      and i'd love to see it without caps and bold, cause thad be pretty cool!