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Diamante Poem Format

(This activity is related to the Triangles in Squares Quilt made by an unknown quiltmaker from Gee’s Bend; see Language Arts/English Connection)

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Line 1: one word (subject/noun) that is contrasting to line 7

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Line 2: two words (adjectives) that describe line 1

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Line 3: three words (action verbs) that relate to line 1

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Line 4: four words (nouns), first 2 words relate to line 1, last 2 words relate to line 7

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Line 5: three words (action verbs) that relate to line 7

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Line 6: two words (adjectives) that describe line 7

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Line 7: one word (subject/noun) that is contrasting to line 1

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