The word Cinq is French which means 5. Cinquain Poetry was created in the 1900s by a poet named Adelaide Crapsey. Cinquains are similar to haiku in that the rules for writing them are based on syllables.
There are 2 different ways to write a cinquain poem The first way is with syllables:Line 1 - 2 syllablesLine 2 - 4 syllablesLine 3 - 6 syllablesLine 4 - 8 syllablesLine 5 - 2 syllables The other way is with the number of words:Line 1 - 1 wordLine 2 - 2 wordsLine 3 - 3 wordsLine 4 - 4 wordsLine 5 - 1 word The way I thought it was before I found this was:One word - subject or nounTwo words - adjectiveThree words - actionFour words - feelingsOne word – description
Sleep Happy, sad Snore, quiet, nightYou wake with a start dream Trees Swaying in breeze Green, Orange, Red Bright colors sway together leaves
Dessert cold, creamy Dinosaurs Eating, giggling, licking Lived once,Cone with three scoops Long ago, but Ice cream Only dust and dreamsRemain Penguin black, white Waddling, swimming, leaping A tuxedo in the cold water emperor