Cinquain
The Definition
An unrhymed poem consisting of
five formatted lines.
Mantis
Stick Predator
Stalking, preening, searching
Slenderly fashioned by nature
Killer
Cinquains do not have titles.
However, the first line
serves as the announced
topic.
The Format
One word topic
two describing words
three action words
A four word phrase
A synonym for the topic
Example
Rain
Heavy, awesome
Drenching, soaking, penetrating
Renewing the earth’s firmament
Soil-soaker
Important!!!
The topic that is introduced in the first line, is
the topic continued though out the whole
poem.
Knights
Armor ,shields
Fighting, charging, slaughtering
Worried, delighted, brave, fearsome
Crusaders
Now let’s try some!
Your topic word is
“Bully”.
Extension challenge: Try incorporate
personification.