An Introduction to Abecedarian
Abecedarian is a kind of acrosticOpens in new window whose initial letters do not spell a word but has its grammatical constructionOpens in new window consistently composed in an alphabetical order. For example:
- Andy and Ben Cook Dinner Every Friday.
Abecedarian is mainly used in presentational occasions, such as business promotions, church services, and other social events — such social functions — where the style of content delivery is key to memorization.
The construction of ideas in alphabetical order helps to achieve this feat.Notable Examples:
- I was alone behind closed doors.
- A blended companionship does engender friendship.
The use of this device in writing or oratory is limited mainly to the realm of memorization as opposed to effect. It is a form of composition that allows the audience to recall, without much difficulty, previous points or points after the fact.