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Diamante Poems

Page history last edited by Kelley Mason 13 years, 5 months ago

A diamante poem is a seven-lined shape poem that forms a diamond. The poem can contain the same topic, or it may be about two opposing (opposite) topics. Each line need not rhyme; however, they use specific types of words like -ing and adjectives. Check out this example about a familiar shape and familiar family friend:

 

Square
Symmetrical, conventional
Shaping, measuring, balancing
Boxes, rooms,
clocks, halos
Encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing
Round, continuous
Circle

  

http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/amy/algebra/5-6/activities/poetry/diamante.html

 

 

Puppy

Sweet, young

Running, sleeping, playing

Ball, leash, treats, backyards

Barking, eating, fetching

Playful, silly

Pup

                                                                                                                                                  http://www.k12handhelds.com/data/samples/poetry/poetry_book.html  

  

  


 

Guide to writing poems about the same topic: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/diamante/

 

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Guide to writing poems with opposite topics: http://www.boobis.com/students/poetry/diamante.html

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