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Diamanté Daiquiri

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Poetry Contest

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)

Diamante Daiquiri

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.

Read more here:  https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Diamante

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watire

    WATER        
      drippy, wet        
cleansing, flowing, refreshing  
glass, match, stove, thirst  
burning, scorching, searing  
      destructive, intense              
      FIRE        
 
© cab 2019 February 24
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watire

    WATER        
      drippy, wet        
cleansing, flowing, refreshing  
glass, match, stove, thirst  
burning, scorching, searing  
      destructive, intense              
      FIRE        
 
© cab 2019 February 24
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cabcool said:

This is just an example of a diamante poem.  Use it as a guide to enter competition.

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Sister

Sister
Cold, bitchy
Hating, yelling, accusing
Someone please give me a knife
Stereotyping, preaching, lying
Hard, inhumane
Hypocrite
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Titan Daughter

Titan Daughter
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Thank you for kicking things off, A_Failed_Artist.  There's certainly no failure in that!

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Thanks for your entry, Tallen.  You were ahead of me on this one.  Way to go.

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Related submission no longer exists.

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tried to centre it to a diamond but failed sorry

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slipalong said:tried to centre it to a diamond but failed sorry

I know exactly what You refer to!
It's why I made an image file
and uploaded.

For the life of me, I just can't figure out how to center the spills here in the comps or in my profile poem area.    

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not sure weather it meets the comp rules so will remove my entry before judging, some help on setting up needed for a old git (77) like me
Ps Tallen  impressive presentation

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Hey, slipalong, thanks for slipping in your entry.  Gratitude to Tallen for relating to the centering (BrE centring) dilemma.

Here's how to fix the unruly array (the disarray).

There are two possible solutions:
(a) In MSWord, click the HOME button and select the centred-text layout in Paragraph display (See attached image).

But you probably know that already and it does not control layout in DU!
So let's take the second solution, which resides within DU itself.

(b) After typing your diamante or any other poem or text, scroll down the page to Text Alignment and check the Centre Text box (see image again).  This will automatically furnish a perfect layout.

Please fix your entry and resubmit it.


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Hi, Tallen

Thanks for commiserating with slipalong.  I've offered him a solution that might be helpful to you, as well.

Here's how to fix the unruly array (the disarray).

After typing your diamante or any other poem or text, scroll down the page to Text Alignment and check the Centre Text box (see image).  This will automatically furnish a perfect layout.

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aaaah, I knew it had to be some super easy method that my aged (61) eyes overlooked.  Thanx so much.
NOW i might submit 4 more as now it won't be so much work   ; )

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Even a pinhole lets in an abundance of light!
Now you might go back and fix some of your earlier poems...

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