Cinquain Poems

What is a cinquain?

Cinquain, pronounced sin-cane, is a non-rhyming five-lined poem.

Line 1 is the topic of the cinquain, usually a noun. It can be either a two-syllable word or two single syllable words.

Line 2 is four syllables that describe the topic. Adjectives.

Line 3 is six syllables that show action. Action verbs.

Line 4 is eight syllables. This line can be a sentence or words that express feeling.

(Five Lined Poetry by Elizabeth Vetter)

http://www.squidoo.com/kenneths-cinquain-poems

Hermit Crab
Hermit crab
Hard, mad
Crawling, peeking-out, digging
He crawls in another shell.
Pinching Crab

http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/poetry/cinquain.html

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s