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Acrostic Poems. Backronyms. Mnemonics.

Date Submitted: 27-Apr-2011
From: Daniel Weaver
Subject: Acrostic Poems. Backronyms. Mnemonics.
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Institution/Organization: http://www.joglab.com

Notice: I am looking for some advice/feedback from linguists about acrostic poem, backronym, and mnemonic creation on my (non commercial) website:


Specifically, I am looking for advice and feedback on the following matters:

1) Which specific linguistic skills does the creation of/engagement with acrostic poems, mnemonics or backronyms improve? i.e. What linguistic elements could this tool be used to learn or teach?

2) Can any linguist tell me of any use for this tool that comes to mind other than the creation of acrostic poems, mnemonics or backronyms? e.g. I realised yesterday that teaching alliteration would be supported using JogLab (try typing sssssss on the main page of JogLab.com).

3) Any general feedback, constructive criticism, advice or offers of help using JogLab for educational/ cultural enhancement.

4) Any particular linguistic groups that may find JogLab interesting that I should contact.