A seven-line poem that takes the shape of a diamond. A Poem of Opposites Diamantes are poems about opposites: the first and last words have opposite meanings A diamante has seven lines that follow this sequence: Line A: Topic A (must be a noun) Line B: Two vivid adjectives that describe Topic A Line C: Three interesting “-ing” action verbs that describe Topic A Line D: Two concrete nouns about Topic A and two about Topic G Line E: Three interesting “-ing” action verbs that describe Topic G Line F: Two vivid adjectives that describe Topic G Line G: Topic G (must be a noun) Lion Majestic, proud Roaring, snarling, prowling Mane, muscle . . . Fleece, fluff Bleating, leaping, grazing Meek, gentle Lamb Light Clear, brilliant Glowing, shining, revealing Mirror, candle . . . Whisper, shadow Deepening, sleeping, shrouding Black, quiet Darkness Write a diamante poem on some aspect of “The Story of an Hour.” What are some opposites that come up? Be creative! Invented by soldiers returning from France to the Irish town of Limerick in the 1700's. Five-line poem written with one couplet and one triplet. The rhyme pattern is: a a b b a. Limericks are meant to be funny. The last line of a good limerick contains the PUNCH LINE or "heart of the joke." A - A flea and a fly in a flue A - Were caught, so what could they do? B - Said the fly, "Let us flee." B - "Let us fly," said the flea. A - So they flew through a flaw in the flue. -Anonymous There once was a girl named Molly Who stood underneath the holly Then, up came Larry Who asked her to marry She said, “No, I’d rather marry Wally.” There once was a man who died. The man who killed him was tried. He got off for free, Should have gotten first degree. As you can tell, he lied. Haiku Masters: Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki, Santoka 3-short lines no rhyme 17 syllables, 5-7-5 Example The sea at springtime. All day it rises and falls, yes, rises and falls. Buson Write a Limerick or Haiku on either: “The Story of an Hour” or “A Jury of Her Peers” Be Creative!!