Cinquain Poetry Style
A cinquain is a five-line poem that was invented by Adelaide Crapsey. She was an American poet who took her inspiration from Japanese haiku and tanka. A collection of poems, titled Verse, was published in 1915 and included 28 cinquains.
Cinquain Form #1 - Didactic Cinquain
· This is a very popular form of the cinquain because of its simplicity. Instead of incorporating stress and syllables, it uses words.
· The first line is one word which is the title of the poem.
· The second line contains two words which are adjectives that describe the title.
· The third line has three words that tell the reader more about the subject of the poem or shows action. Many times these words are gerunds that end with “ing.”
· The fourth line has four words that show emotions about the subject of the poem and may be individual words or a phrase.
- The fifth line is one word that is a synonym of the title or is very similar to it.
Interesting, defining, remembering
So sad to recall