Acrostic vs Telestich - What's the difference?

acrostic | telestich |


As nouns the difference between acrostic and telestich

is that acrostic is a poem or other text in which certain letters, often the first in each line, spell out a name or message while telestich is an acrostic whose message is spelled out in the final letters of each line.

acrostic

English

Alternative forms

* acrostick (obsolete) * acrosticke (obsolete)

Noun

(wikipedia acrostic) (en noun)
  • A poem or other text in which certain letters, often the first in each line, spell out a name or message.
  • A particular kind of word puzzle: its solutions form an anagram of a quotation, and their initials often form its author.
  • Derived terms

    * double acrostic * triple acrostic

    See also

    * telesticon * word square

    Anagrams

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    telestich

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An acrostic whose message is spelled out in the final letters of each line.