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)
Majestic, proud
Roaring, snarling, prowling
Mane, muscle . . . Fleece, fluff
Bleating, leaping, grazing
Meek, gentle
Clear, brilliant
Glowing, shining, revealing
Mirror, candle . . . Whisper, shadow
Deepening, sleeping, shrouding
Black, quiet
 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.
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
The sea at springtime.
All day it rises and falls,
yes, rises and falls.
 Write a Limerick or Haiku on either:
 “The Story of an Hour” or
 “A Jury of Her Peers”
 Be Creative!!