Diamante Poems

Some poetry advice, examples, and tips aimed at primary school teachers to be used as a resource.

Diamante Poems

Diamante is similar to the Cinquain, except the poem must form the shape of a diamond.

                                                                     Coffee
                                                                 Sharp, bold
                                                   Refreshing, roasting, soothing
                                             roasted-beans, luxurious, leaves, bags
                                                   Comforting, caring, gathering
                                                            Addictive, dark
                                                                      Tea            
 by Michelle Moloney King

Line must be a noun or a subject and be only one word. For line two we use two words that are adjectives
 describing the first line. We use three words ending in -ing which describe the first line. Line four must have
 four nouns. But, the first two nouns must describe line one and the last two nouns must describe line 7.
 So, this poem start off being about one noun and then ends with another noun. Line 5 we use three words
 describing line 7. In line six we use two adjectives describing line 7. And, at last, in line seven we use a
 synonym for the subject that you were talking about.

To recap, a Cinquain is:

Line 1: Noun or subject – one word
Line 2: Two Adjectives that describe line 1
Line 3: Three ‘ing words that describe line 1
Line 4: Four nouns – the first two are connected with line 1; the last two are connected with line 7
Line 5: Three ‘ing words that describe line 7
Line 6: Two adjectives that describe line 7
Line 7: Noun Synonym for the subject

This is the unedited version of the poem. See, how with the help of editing it looks more like a Diamante poem?

                                                                      Coffee
                                                                 Sharp, bold
                                                   Refreshing, roasting, soothing
                                                      beans, mugs, leaves, bags
                                              Comforting, home-coming, gathering
                                                              Addictive, dark
                                                                        Tea             
by Michelle Moloney King

Published by Michelle Moloney King

Bookish and paintish! Mother, wife, teacher, and follower of flow.

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