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Poetry Contest Description
Write 1 to a maximum of 5 diamanté poems (pictures optional). Participants vote for one poem per author. Winner and runners up determined by hi-count score. Duration 3 weeks (voting ends midnight, March 16)
A diamante poem has the shape of a diamond. It does not have to rhyme. Similar to the Cinquain poem, its lines use specific word types—nouns, adjectives, and gerunds (–ing words).
Typically, a diamante poem has 7 lines, in which two subjects merge. These topics may be synonyms (e.g., kindness/patience) or antonyms (e.g., night/day).
Line 1 = one word (the noun or subject); Line 2 = two adjectives (describing line 1); Line 3 = three –ing words (describing line 1); Line 4 = four nouns, in which the first two relate to line 1 and the last two relate to line 7; Line 5 = three –ing words (describing line 7); Line 6 = two adjectives (describing line 7); Line 7 = one word (the other noun or subject). See template above.