What is a Cinquain?
What is the structure of a cinquain?
A cinquain consists of five unrhymed lines.
Each line has a set number of syllables:
Line 1: 2 syllables
Line 2: 4 syllables
Line 3: 6 syllables
Line 4: 8 syllables
Line 5: 2 syllables
An example of a Cinquain Poem
My mum (2 syllables)
Is so caring (4 syllables)
She is always helpful (6 syllables)
She is so beautiful and kind (8 syllables)
Love you. (2 syllables)
Why don't you try writing a cinquain poem and enter it into one of our Poetry Competitions.