A series of posts about poetry 101
Diamante is similar to the Cinquain, except the poem must form the shape of a diamond.
Refreshing, roasting, soothing
roasted-beans, luxurious, leaves, bags
Comforting, caring, gathering
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.
I am always surprised how quickly kids can pick this up and create some amazing poems. Go for it! If my classroom can do it so can you!