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Diamante Poetry

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Amber Neely

on 6 April 2011

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Transcript of Diamante Poetry

Diamante Poetry The poem is shaped like a
diamond, giving it the name
diamante poetry.
Diamante poems can be about one thing
or they can compare and contrast two
opposite things. The number of words
varies by line. Different parts of speech make up the different lines.
Lines 1 and 7 are nouns.
Lines 2 and 6 are adjectives.
Lines 3 and 5 are gerunds (-ing words). Line 4 is a transitional line that moves
from the first part of the poem to the
second. It can either be four nouns or
a thought that has at least five words. The words in the poem all relate to the first and last lines of the poem, which serve as a title and conclusion. Sometimes the same word is used, sometimes two words that are synonyms, and sometimes two words that are opposites. Noun (beginning topic)
Adjective, Adjective (about beginning topic)
Gerund, Gerund, Gerund (-ing words about beginning topic
Four nouns -OR- a short phrase (about both beginning and ending topics)
Gerund, Gerund, Gerund (-ing words about ending topic)
Adjective, Adjective (about ending topic)
Noun (ending topic) Good writers create informal writings
(messages, journals, notes, and poems) for many purposes.
Good writers also use nouns, verbs, and adjectives correctly. An ADJECTIVE'S terrific
When you want to be specific
It easily identifies
By number, color, or by size
butterflies. Treat PROPER ADJECTIVES the same
As any other proper name...
A PERSIAN rug, an IRISH setter.
They always begin with a capital letter. Hill is a noun. Mill is a noun.
Even Uncle Phil is a noun.
A box, a lip, a chocolate chip,
A cup or glass, from which you sip,
A pocket, button, sleeve or cuff -
A NOUN can simply be your stuff. To root, to toot, to parachute,
To play the flutophone or flute,
To dare, defend, descend, disturb,
If it's an action, it's a VERB! VERBS tell of ships cruising, dogs snoozing, slime oozing,
They tell of spies spying, guys trying and losing,
Of leaves when they're falling, and wind when it's blowing,
The rain when it's raining, the snow when it's snowing. A GERUND is a verb plus -ing We are going to write Diamante Poems using nouns, adjective, and gerunds.
What do you notice about these poems... Monsters
Creepy, sinister,
Hiding, lurking, stalking,
Vampires, mummies, werewolves, and more--
Chasing, pouncing, eating,
Hungry, scary,
Creatures Day
Bright, sunny,
Laughing, playing, doing,
Up in the east, down in the west--
Talking, resting, sleeping,
Quiet, dark,
Night Winter
Cold, dark,
Snowing, blowing, freezing,
Hats, coats, mittens, boots--
Sledding, skiing, laughing,
Frosty, nippy,
New Year Winter
Chilly, icy,
Freezing, snowing, sleeting,
Snow fades out, sun comes in--
Laughing, growing, playing,
Delightful, warm,
Spring Let's make a diamante poem as a class...
what should we write about?
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