Poetry 101 – How to Write a Cinquain

A series of posts about poetry 101

How to write a Cinquain for Junior Classes

Line 1 = one word that is the title
Line 2 = 2 words that are a description.
Line 3 = 3 words about an action.
Line 4 = 4 words describing a feeling.
Line 5 = 1 word that is a synonym for the title.

Sunshine
Sickly sweet
Shining star shape
She smiles knowing earth is searingly smug
Sunrise

by Michelle Moloney King

 

a Cinquain is like a Diamante but in regular formatting. For Senior Classes.

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

Coffee
Sharp, bold
Refreshing, roasting, soothing
Beans, mugs, leaves, bags
Comforting, home-coming, gathering
Addictive, dark
Tea

by Michelle Moloney King

Above is the Cinquain 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

 

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Published by Michelle Moloney King

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

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