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How to Write a Diamante Poem

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									                      A diamante is a seven line poem, shaped like a diamond.

                                          Line 1:   one word
                                                    (subject/noun that is contrasting to line 7)
                                          Line 2:   two words
                                                    (adjectives) that describe line 1
                 square                   Line 3:   three words
      symmetrical, conventional                     (action verbs) that relate to line 1
    shaping, measuring, balancing         Line 4:   four words (nouns)
      boxes, rooms, clocks, halos                   first 2 words relate to line 1
encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing             last 2 words relate to line 7
           round, continuous              Line 5:   three words
                  circle                            (action verbs) that relate to line 7
                                          Line 6:   two words
                                                    (adjectives) that describe line 7
                                          Line 7:   one word
                                                    ( subject/noun that is contrasting to line 1)

								
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