Abecedarius

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An abecedarius is an acrostic in which the first letter of every word, strophe or verse follows the order of the alphabet. Abecedarius is also a generic term for an alphabet book, which dates back to Biblical writings such as the Psalms, which used successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet as the first letter of each stanza.

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A Bear Climbed Down
East From Great Height
In Jest Killing Lame
Millipedes Never Offending
Pretty Queens Realizing
Somewhere That Umbrellas
Visit Well-tuned Xylophones
Yearly Zimmerman

Although Big Chefs Don't
Eat For Good Health
In Jest Kids Like
Making New Organic Pizzas
Quite Readily Served To
Unassuming Villagers While
Xylophonists Yodel Zanily

A Black Cat Danced
Even For Good Hearing
Iguanas Just Kites Lay
Many New Octopuses Print
Queens Ready Sometimes The
Underside Vacuums While X-rays
Yell Zanily