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An Acrostic poem is one in which the first letter of each line spells out a message. Often this will be the name of a patron, or the solution of a riddle - once Giovanni Boccaccio wrote an Acrostic that revealed an entire Sonnet.

An example of an Acrostic would be

Compiler of information
User input driven
Neat in its notation
News is daily given
Amassing our knowledge
Notifies our College

The Acrostic is an ancient form and dates back to at least 1000 BC.