Those who do puzzles I assume know this word. When I came across it, the word sounded only vaguely familiar. I read this definition, “A composition, often in verse, in which a set of letters spell out a word, a word group, or part of the alphabet.”
I would never think of writing this way, but nevertheless found it fascinating. Apparently 12 biblical psalms are written acrostically, with the 119th psalm being thought of as particularly “ingenious.”
I have never pulled the psalm apart in this fashion. If you have, I’d love to hear from you. Or comment too if you have any other examples of acrostic writing, yours or someone else’s. How many of us are “with it” on acrostics?
Is it meant to be only a clever game or is there something meditative about it? In other words, what is the point, the purpose, or is it just how some minds work?