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Copy of Copy of How to Write a Diamante Poem

The following presentation provides information about the process of writing a diamante poem.

Maria Elena Gomez

on 29 September 2013

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How to Write a Diamante Poem
Guidelines for writing Diamante Poems
Diamante poems are seven lines long
Diamante poems are shaped like diamonds
Diamonates use nouns, verbs, and adjectives
Diamantes use either synonyms or antonyms
Lines 1, 4, and 7 are nouns

Noun, Noun, Noun, Noun

Lines 2 and 6 are adjectives

Adjective, Adjectve

Noun, Noun, Noun, Noun,

Adjective, Adjective
an adjective describes a noun
Lines 3 and 5 are verbs

Adjective, Adjective
Verb, Verb, Verb,
Noun, Noun, Noun, Noun,
Verb, Verb, Verb
Adjective, Adjective
verbs show action
What should you write about?
Synonyms (similar): frogs and toads
Antonyms (opposites): dogs and cats
Brainstorm words associated with your nouns

Dog: barking, running, wagging, licking, playing,
growling, furry, collar, etc.
Cat: meowing, purring, scratching, whiskers,
fur, sleeping, soft, etc.
Playful, Furry
Running, Barking, Wagging
Bone, Leash, Collar, Whiskers
Purring, Meowing, Scratching
Soft, Sleepy
Lines 2 and 3 are:
related to the first noun
two adjectives (line 2)
three verbs (line 3)

Playful, Furry
Running, Barking, Wagging
Lines 5 and 6 are:
related to the last noun
two adjectives (line 6)
three verbs (line 5)

Purring, Meowing, Scratching
Soft, Sleepy
Nouns in line 7:
first two relate to first noun
last two relate to last noun
tie the two nouns together

Bone, Leash, Collar, Whiskers
Things to Remember
Diamantes can be about anything
Diamantes are 7 lines long
Use nouns, adjectives, and verbs
Center poem for diamond shape


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