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Diamante Poem

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Carolyn Campbell

on 10 October 2016

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Transcript of Diamante Poem

Diamante Poem
2 Types: Synonym or Antonym
Synonym Diamante: transition from one thing to something that is similar
Example:
Monsters
Evil, Spooky
Howling, Shrieking, Wailing
Ghosts, Vampires, Goblins, Witches
Flying, Scaring, Terrifying
Creepy, Crawly
Creatures
Remember as you begin to write...
Diamantes can be about anything
They are 7 lines long
The word count is simple: 1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 2, 1
Your lines should have: noun, adjectives, verbs, nouns, verbs, adjectives, noun
Center your poem on the page to give it a diamond shape
Most importantly, have fun!




Diamante Formula
Noun
Adjective, Adjective
Verb, Verb, Verb
Noun, Noun, Noun, Noun
Verb, Verb, Verb
Adjective, Adjective
Noun
Diamante: The Facts
1. The first and last lines have just one word.
The second and sixth lines have two words.
The third and fifth lines have three words.
And the fourth line has four words.

2.Lines 1, 4, and 7 have nouns.--person, place thing
Lines 2 and 6 have adjectives.--describing words
Lines 3 and 5 have verbs.--action word ending in -ING

Antonym Diamante
Transition from the topic in line 1 to something completely different in the last line
Example
Cat
Gentle, Sleepy
Purring, Meowing, Scratching
Whiskers, Fur, Collar, Leash
Barking, Licking, Digging
Slobbery, Playful
Dog
Diamante Poem
Un-rhymed 7 line poem
Beginning & Ending lines are the shortest
Goal: transition from topic @ beginning to topic @ end
Only about 40 years old
It was invented in America :)
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