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.