How to write a diamante
A diamante is a poem that resembles a diamond in its form. Usually it consists of 7 lines, where the first and final words are usually synonymous (like “leaf” and “petal”) or antonyms (like “fire” and “water”). Although the form of this poem is very unusual, but its writing does not take much time. And here’s how to do it.
The first line of the poem should consist of one word. Start with a noun or pronoun. For the first line, select-something that you will describe over the next two or three lines.
For the second line, two adjectives are suitable. The second line is a description of the first and expresses your feelings, caused by the first line.
The next line usually consists of three verbs or verbal participles. It describes the actions associated with the first line.
The fourth line consists of four different parts of speech and describes the relationships that connect the beginning and the end of diamante. This line can be created in two ways:
A combination of four nouns. This will make the poem more imaginative.
The whole phrase, which will be larger in size later.
The fifth line again consists of three verbs and decides what kind of character will be a diamante. As already mentioned above, it can end with a synonym or antonym of the first word. A synonym is a word that is close to or equal in meaning to the original word. An antonym is a word that is opposite in meaning.
For the sixth line, select two adjectives again. They can be either synonymous if you chose a synonymous diamante, or an antonym.
Complete your diamante with the last noun. This line represents either the antipode of the first noun or its metamorphosis.
The last line can be just synonymous with the first.
Diamante poem examples:
Hiding, lurking, eating
Laughing, playing, doing
Up in the east, down in the west
Talking, resting, sleeping