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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)

 

 

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