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Diamante Poems. A seven-line poem that takes the shape of a diamond. A Poem of Opposites. How to Write a Diamante Poem. Diamantes are poems about opposites: the first and last words have opposite meanings A diamante has seven lines that follow this sequence:

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    1. Diamante Poems A seven-line poem that takes the shape of a diamond. A Poem of Opposites

    2. How to Write a Diamante Poem • Diamantes are poems about opposites: the first and last words have opposite meanings • A diamante has seven lines that follow this sequence: • Line A: Topic A (must be a noun)Line B: Two vivid adjectives that describe Topic ALine C: Three interesting “-ing” action verbs that describe Topic ALine D: Two concrete nouns about Topic A and two about Topic GLine E: Three interesting “-ing” action verbs that describe Topic GLine F: Two vivid adjectives that describe Topic GLine G: Topic G (must be a noun)

    3. Example LionMajestic, proudRoaring, snarling, prowlingMane, muscle . . . Fleece, fluffBleating, leaping, grazingMeek, gentleLamb

    4. And Another… LightClear, brilliantGlowing, shining, revealingMirror, candle . . . Whisper, shadowDeepening, sleeping, shroudingBlack, quietDarkness

    5. Your Turn • Write a diamante poem on some aspect of “The Story of an Hour.” • What are some opposites that come up? • Be creative!

    6. Limericks Invented by soldiers returning from France to the Irish town of Limerick in the 1700's.

    7. How to Write a Limerick • Five-line poem written with one couplet and one triplet. • The rhyme pattern is: a a b b a. • Limericks are meant to be funny. The last line of a good limerick contains the PUNCH LINE or "heart of the joke." A - A flea and a fly in a flue A - Were caught, so what could they do? B - Said the fly, "Let us flee." B - "Let us fly," said the flea. A- So they flew through a flaw in the flue. -Anonymous

    8. Ms. Downs’ Limericks There once was a girl named Molly Who stood underneath the holly Then, up came Larry Who asked her to marry She said, “No, I’d rather marry Wally.” There once was a man who died. The man who killed him was tried. He got off for free, Should have gotten first degree. As you can tell, he lied.

    9. Haiku Haiku Masters: Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki, Santoka

    10. How to Write a Haiku • 3-short lines • no rhyme • 17 syllables, 5-7-5 Example The sea at springtime. All day it rises and falls, yes, rises and falls. Buson

    11. Your Turn • Write a Limerick or Haiku on either: • “The Story of an Hour” or • “A Jury of Her Peers” • Be Creative!!