2• A Diamante Poem follows a very specificformat – there are seven lines, and eachline must have a specific number and typeof words. When youre finished, the poemwill be in the shape of a diamond! Look atthe format and examples.2
3Diamante• A diamante is aseven-line poemwritten in theshape of adiamond.• Does not rhyme.• Follows pattern.• Can use synonymsor antonyms.• Cause and effect35Diamante PatternLine 1 – Your topic (noun)Line 2 – Two adjectivesabout topicLine 3 – Three “ing” wordsabout topicLine 4 – Four nouns or shortphrase linking topic (ortopics)Line 5 – Three “ing” wordsaboutLine 5 – Two adjectivesaboutLine 7 – Your ending topic(noun)
Diamante• A diamante is a seven line poem, shaped like adiamond. Ex:DayBright SunnyLaughing, playing, doingUp in the east, down in the westTalking, resting, sleepingQuiet, darkNight
5Synonym DiamanteMonstersCreepy, sinister,Hiding, lurking, stalking,Vampires, mummies, werewolves and more –Chasing, pouncing eating,Hungry, scary,Creatures
6Here is an example of a diamante poem about a meteor shower:Fireball NounBrilliant, beautiful 2 AdjectivesFlashing, shining, dashing 3 VerbsBright, wondrous, black, nothing 4 wordsStaring, hoping, missing 3 VerbsDeep, quiet 2 AdjectivesDarkness. Noun
7Antonym DiamanteDayBright, sunny,Laughing, playing, doing,Up in the east, down in the west –Talking, resting, sleeping,Quiet, dark,Night
Example of Cause and Effect DiamanteSunBright YellowShining Glistening BeamingSunglasses Towel Aloe ClothingBurning Stinging PeelingRed ItchySunburn
Directions• You are going to create THREE diamontepoems.• A cause and effect diamante poem. The first3 ½ lines will be about the cause, and the last3 ½ lines will be about the effect.• An antonym diamante poem.The first 3 ½lines will be about one topic, and the last 3 ½lines will be about the opposite of the topic.• A synonym diamante. All lines will be aboutthe same topic.
FormatCauseAdjective, Adjective (about cause)-ing word, ing word, -ing word (about cause)Four nouns (two about cause, two about effect)-ing word, -ing word, -ing word (about effect)Adjective, Adjective (about effect)Effect
Checklist• Did you use the correct diamante format?• Did you use the parts of speech correctly?• Is the last line an effect of the first line?• Did you color and/or decorate your poem?