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  1. Cinquain Poetry types

    October 7, 2014 by Mr Richo

    Cinquain poems come in three formats:

    Cinquain Pattern #1Line1: One word

    Line2: Two words

    Line 3: Three words

    Line 4: Four words

    Line 5: One word

     

    Cinquain Pattern #1example

    Dinosaurs

    Lived once,

    Long ago, but

    Only dust and dreams

    Remain

    (by Cindy Barden)

    Cinquain Pattern #1example

    Knights

    Armour ,shields

    Fighting, charging, slaughtering

    Worried, delighted, brave, fearsome

    Crusaders

    (by Megan)

    Cinquain Pattern #2Line1: A noun

    Line2: Two adjectives

    Line 3: Three -ing words

    Line 4: A phrase

    Line 5: Another word for the noun

     

    Cinquain Pattern #2example

    Spaghetti

    Messy, spicy

    Slurping, sliding, falling

    Between my plate and mouth

    Delicious

    (by Cindy Barden)

    Cinquain Pattern #2example

    Mules

    Stubborn, unmoving

    Braying, kicking, resisting

    Not wanting to listen

    People

    (by Cindy Barden)

    Cinquain Pattern #3Line1: Two syllables

    Line2: Four syllables

    Line 3: Six syllables

    Line 4: Eight syllables

    Line 5: Two syllables

    Cinquain Pattern #3example

    Baseball

    Bat cracks against

    The pitch, sending it out

    Over the back fence, I did it!

    Homerun

    (by Cindy Barden)

    Cinquain Pattern #3example

    Listen…

    With faint dry sound,

    Like steps of passing ghosts,

    The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees

    And fall.

    (by Adalaide Crapsey)

     

     

    http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/davidc/6c_files/Poem%20pics/cinquaindescrip.htm


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