Writing Tip: Poetry Form – Cinquain

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Poetry Form: Cinquain

A Cinquain is a five line poem. Line one is one word that is a subject or a noun.  Line two is two words that are adjectives that describe line one.  Line three is three words that are action verbs that relate to line one.  Line four is four words, that are feelings or a complete sentence that relates to line one.  Line five is one word, that is a synonym of line one or a word that sums it up.


Example:

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Staring

Upon her nape

Sifting through the shadows

Touching fears with fine fingertips

Silent

Daydreams

Broken rainbows

Searching for the sunshine

Hope is healing for two in it

Deep down

Prayers

Often answered

When it’s least expected

Purposed preparation for now

Thank you

Dear God

Let them be true

These possibilities

It’s time to rest this tired yin

Amen

Written By: Jody Austin

JodyAbout the Author

Jody’s mother was and is still a poet and artist who introduced her to poetry and expressive writing as a child in elementary school. Her bed time stories were of Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Marcus Garvey, Phylis Wheatley, Langston Hughes, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Chavez, Gil Scott Heron, Khalil Gibran, The Last Poets, and many others. All of these influences started Jody’s creative writing experiences as a child and throughout her adulthood.

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