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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Didactic cinquain

A Didactic cinquain is sometimes used by school teachers to teach grammar, is as follows:
Line 1: Noun
Line 2: Description of Noun
Line 3: Action
Line 4: Feeling or Effect
Line 5: Synonym of the initial noun 

An alternate version of the cinquain poem, often called a “word cinquain” is
based on words, instead of syllables. “Word cinquains” have the following
Line 1 1 word
Line 2 2 words
Line 3 3 words
Line 4 4 words
Line 5 1 word

Line 1 — a noun (a word that refers to a thing, such as apple or book or elephant).
Line 2 — two adjectives, or describing words, that tell the reader about that thing.
Line 3 — three words ending in -ing that are related to the thing, maybe saying what it does.
Line 4 — a four-word phrase (group of words) about the thing, or about the way it makes you feel.
Line 5 — another noun that is a synonym of (means the same as) the noun in line 1, or else is a different way of looking at that thing.

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My Example

Butch      (Didactic Cinquain)

solid, sturdy
snorting, panting, watching
always ready to be faithful

© Lawrencealot - February 16, 2014

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