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In English today, children were taught about cinquain poems and created their own. Cinquain poems include 5 lines, are written in the shape of a diamond, follow the structure of a certain number of syllables in each line and include certain types of words in each line.

 

The first line is a noun and has 2 syllables.

The second line uses adjectives and has 4 syllables.

The third line uses verbs and has 6 syllables.

The fourth line uses a phrase and has 8 syllables.

The fifth line is a word to sum up the poem. It may be another noun or synonym for (means the same as) the noun and has 2 syllables.

 

For example:

Castle

Castle

Strong, beautiful

Imposing, protecting

Symbolises wealth and power

Fortress

 

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

Unique, icy

Falling, laying, crunching

Coating the ground in a layer

Chilly

 

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