A friend challenged me to write an acrostic using the following word and I’ve met the challenge.
Paraprosdokian ……. a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax.
P roducing an
A crostic poem so the
R eader will be surprised when the latter part of
A sentence or
P hrase causes one to
R eframe or reinterpret the first part because
O f the
S urprising or unexpected turn in the thought process.
O r humor can
K nit these phrases
A n anticlimactic joke or
N ugget of wisdom.
Now I’ve been challenged to write the acrostic again but I must create it by composing a paraprosdokian within the poem. Check back to see if I’ve met this challenge successfully.