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Diamante
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     If the word diamante reminds you of the word diamond, that's because this form of poetry is diamond-shaped. It's written using a pattern rather than rhyme and rhythm. It doesn't need a title, because the first line杘ne word朼cts as the title. The seven lines are arranged following this pattern:
 
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      Line 1 - one word topic (line 7 will be an antonym for this word)
Line 2 - 2 adjectives that describe the topic
Line 3 - 3 verbs describing the action of the topic
Line 4 - 2 words relating to the topic in line 1; 2 words relating to the topic word in line 7
Line 5 - 3 verbs describing the actions of the word in line 7
Line 6 - 2 adjectives describing the word in line 7
Line 7 - antonym for word in line 1

 
3     Need a simple way to remember the pattern? If you can remember that the pattern of words goes like this, 1𣇽𣯕𣇻, you may write the poem without counting the lines! Just remember that the 4 is really two sets of two words on the same line. The first two words address the first topic word, and the last two address the last topic word. It's an abrupt change midway through the poem!

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