What is a Diamante Poem?
When a diamante poem is written it takes on the shape of a diamond.
The Structure of a Diamante Poem
A diamante poem is made up of 7 lines using a set structure:
Line 1: Beginning subject
Line 2: Two describing words about line 1
Line 3: Three doing words about line 1
Line 4: A short phrase about line 1, a short phrase about line 7
Line 5: Three doing words about line 7
Line 6: Two describing words about line 7
Line 7: End subject
An example of a diamante poem
Pedaling, spinning, weaving
Whizzing round corners, zooming along roads
Racing, roaring, speeding
Why don't you try writing a diamante poem and enter it into one of our Poetry Competitions.