Here is the format of such a poem:
A diamante poem is a 7-line poem that looks like a diamond. It can be used to describe 1 topic or 2 opposite topics.
- Line 1: 1 word (subject/noun)
- Line 2: 2 adjectives that describe line 1
- Line 3: 3 -ing words that relate to line 1
- Line 4: 4 nouns (first 2 relate to line 1, last 2 relate to line 7–if you’re writing about opposite topics)
- Line 5: 3 -ing words that relate to line 7
- Line 6: 2 adjectives that describe line 7
- Line 7: 1 word (subject/noun)
I then started reading the comments, and one of them from Beth at the wonderful website I Didn’t Have My Glasses On, really left an impression:
I love this one, and had my kinder create one in this style years ago. turned out very well.
As soon as I saw that, I thought game on. If a kinder can create such a poem, so can I. It certainly wouldn’t be as good, but that’s in keeping with the overall theme of my website anyway.
So here we go:
Swimming, Relaxing, Enjoying
Freedom, Sunshine, Prisoner, Darkness
Freezing, Whining, Waiting
And there you have it, my first diamante. So easy, even a 63-year-old accounting teacher can do it…
Thanks to Brad and Beth for the motivation…