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I think that the best way to approach an acrostic poem about any drug is to have each line represent some facts about the drug. I think that this might be rather effective in conveying what is known about the drug. For example, "E" could stand for its "street name." I think that being able to focus each particular letter on an aspect of the drug would be effective in being able to relay what is known about the drug, facts surrounding its use, and the side effects when ingested into the body. Any acrostic poem has to be able to convey something of meaning about a topic and with a drug, I think being able to explore its multiple dimensions both socially, behaviorally, and from a pharmacological point of view could be quite relevant.
Well, we are not allowed to do your homework for you, that is why people suggest what it should focus on. Think about the characteristics of the drug, though -- then you should be able to come up with something beginning with each letter that is a characteristic of the drug that you could incorporate into a poem.
So, for example, with ECSTASY, some words and phrases that you might use are:
Exposure to the drug is dangerous, Evil
Cardiovascular failure, Cruddy feeling, Causes death
Sharp increase in body temperature (see below)
Toxic, Terrible, Taste-destroyng, Temperature rising
Altered judgment, As bad as Alcohol poisoning, Awful, Atrocious, After effects
Symptoms, Sweating, Silly, Sinful, Soul-wrenching
You are playing with fire; Yellow skin, Yellow teeth, Yogurt breath
So, the poem could start out:
Everybody is not doing it! Why, then, should I?
Can't you just leave me alone?
Stop it! I'm cool, I don't need to get high
Too smart am I to get stoned!
You need to write the rest of it yourself. This is a kind of lame poem, but you can do better. We teachers get in trouble if we do too much of the work for you! So, go for it!
When writing an acrostic poem one starts with the letters of the word. One needs to then add feelings about the word or subject behind it. For example:
Ecstatic frenzy of passion arises,
Cautionary moments as the being is surpassed from reality,
Sensations beyond the limits of what can be safe,
We are not ALLOWED to do your assignment for you so try and add to what I have written or start over. Poetry is just words and feelings. It doesn't have to rhyme, just fit.
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