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Diamante Poem

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Amy Brennan

on 14 August 2013

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Transcript of Diamante Poem

An unrhymed seven line poem that is shaped like a diamond
Diamante Poem
Man - Woman Diamante Poem
FORM:
Noun
Adjective, Adjective
Verb, Verb, Verb
Noun, Noun, Noun, Noun
Verb, Verb, Verb
Adjective, Adjective
Noun
Diamante poems can be about one thing (using synonyms) or they can compare and contrast two opposite things (using antonyms).
There are Synonym and Antonym Diamante Poems
Sample Antonym Diamante:
Cat
Gentle, Sleepy
Purring, Meowing, Scratching
Whiskers, Fur, Collar, Leash
Barking, Licking, Digging
Slobbery, Playful
Dog
Sample Synonym Diamante:

Monsters
Evil, Spooky
Howling, Shrieking, Wailing
Ghosts, Vampires, Goblins, Witches
Flying, Scaring, Terrifying
Creepy, Crawly
Creatures
Diamantes can be
about anything!
1 word
2 words
3 words
4 words
3 words
2 words
1 word
The word count is simple:
Let's compare
BIRDS
and
FISH
so that we can develop
an Antonym Diamante Poem
BIRD
FISH
(cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr
flying
feathers
swimming
gills
Did you see the diamond shape?
Because Cats and Dogs are opposites, they are antonyms.

In Antonym Diamantes, the first half of the poem is about one thing and the second half is about the opposite thing.
YOU DO:
Choose two opposite things
Brainstorm words associated with each
Create a Diamante Poem
Center the poem on the page to give it a diamond shape
Have fun!
Let's look at another one.
Man-Woman Diamante Poem
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