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Among the Hebrews this poetic form consisted of twenty-two lines or stanzas, each one beginning with the letters of the alphabet in succession.
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Acrostic Verse is an ancient Greek poetic form in which the initial letters of each word when read downwards form a word.Double and Triple Acrostic Verse can have the middle and/or last letter of a line also spell a word.
Please submit only poetry that contains alliteration to this category. If you are unsure if your site contains such poetry, read the category description and view sites already listed in this category.
A rhetorical form of commencing adjacent syllables with the same letter or sound. e.g. Anarchy as an anecdote.
Please submit to this category sites that are either pertinent to a variety of fixed verse forms or are devoted to a fixed verse form not covered by one of the subcategories listed below.

Sites that are devoted exclusively to terza rima, the cinquain, the pantoum, the rondeau, the rondel, the rondelet, the sestina, the sonnet, or the villanelle should be submitted under the appropriate subcategory.

Fixed Verse Forms are those that specify rather precisely such poetic elements as word choice, rhyme scheme, meter, or number of syllables per line. Some, such as the villanelle and pantoum, specify repetition of specific lines; others, such as the sestina, specify repetition of specific words. Fixed forms now listed under this category include terza rima, the cinquain, the pantoum, the rondeau, the rondel, the rondelet, the sestina, the sonnet, and the villanelle. The clerihew, limerick, and haiku are cross-listed here as well.
Ghazal is the most popular form of Urdu poetry. Ghazals are very popular wherever Urdu is spoken, specially in India and Pakistan. Ghazal singing forms a distinct genre of music in the Indian subcontinent.
Thank you for asking us to consider your site for listing. This category is for serious material relating to haiku and to related types of poetry based mainly on the Japanese tradition. If your site is devoted EXCLUSIVELY to haiku by multiple authors reflecting that tradition, or to haiku AND other related types of poetry, it belongs here. Before you submit it here, however, consider whether one of the following subcategories might be more appropriate:

Haiku Publications: Web sites devoted to periodical publications of haiku and related materials, whether online or in print. These publications are open to submissions. (Those with broad appeal and featuring only invited works are listed on the main "haiku and related forms" page. Those featuring one poet or a small group are in the "personal haiku pages" category, below.) Linked Poems: Poems usually written by two or more poets. Personal Haiku Pages: Featuring the work of one poet. Pseudo Haiku: Poems in 5-7-5 that otherwise ignore the Japanese tradition. Spamku, Newsku, Computerku, etc. Sijo: Poems in the tradition of the Korean sijo. Tanka: Poems in the tradition of the Japanese tanka.

A haiku is a brief poem, based originally on the type of Japanese poem by that name, but now written in over 25 languages and more than 50 countries. Related forms include haikai no renga (also known as renku) or linked poetry, haibun (prose with haiku), and tanka ("short poems" a little longer than haiku and more openly emotional). See the FAQ for definitions. Web sites that actively request submissions for online or print journals are being moved into the "haiku publications" subcategory.
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