The recipe for a cinquain poem!

A cinquain is a poem following a recipe. 

 
    You must follow steps when writing a cinquain,
     just as you do when you follow a
     recipe when cooking.
 

When you write a cinquain it looks almost like a diamond on your paper.  Some people even call it the "diamond poem."
 

Let's take a look at a
cinquain poem together!
 





 

Flower

smelling, pretty

planting, budding, growing

making us feel happy inside
Roses

Let's look at the recipe for writing a
cinquain poem!

Line 1
 
1 word giving the title  (2 syllables)
 
Flower
 
Line 2

 
2 words to describe the first line
(4 syllables)
 
smelling, pretty

 
Line 3

 
3 action words (6 syllables)

 
planting, budding, growing
 
Line 4

 
4 or 5 word phrases describing the subject (8 syllables)
 

making us feel happy inside
 

Line 5

 
1 word that sums it up or is another word for the title (2 syllables)
 
Roses

 

Let's practice writing your own cinquain poem!

Click on the crayon below to write your own.

 

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