Lines & Rhymes: Diamond Poem
A diamond poem gets its name from its unusua1 shape. Here is an examples of a diamond poem:
Budding, blooming, bursting,
warmth, flowers , youth , colors
On line 1, write the subject of your poem. Any subject will do, but it will be necessary later to write the opposite of this subject, so pick a subject for which you can think of an opposite.
On line 2, write two adjectives that describe your subject.
On liine 3, write three actions that you associate with your subject. Use participles-- that is, action words (verbs) that end in -ing (like swaying or singing).
On line 4, name four things you associate with your subject. These are nouns.
On line 5. write three participles that indicate there is a change p!ace in your subject. (Don't use the same participles you used in three.)
On line 6,write two words that describe the subject now that it is changed.
On line 7, write a word that is the opposite of your original subject-- the exact opposite of the word in line 1.
Here is another example:
Sagging, echoing, waiting,
Weeds, dust, neglect, emptiness