Young American Poetry Digest

Diamante Teaching Resources

A diamante poem is shaped like a diamond, a diamante consists of 7 lines with a prescribed structure for each line.

Line 1 – Noun

Line 2 – Adjective     Adjective

Line 3 – Verb        Verb        Verb

Line 4 – Four Words – 2 describing Line 1 noun and 2 describing Line 7 noun

Line 5 – Verb        Verb        Verb

Line 6 – Adjective     Adjective

Line 7 – Noun

Student diamante poem from the 2011 Young American Poetry Digest


Cold   windy

Sledding   skating    skiing

Ice     snow     rain     puddles

Playing   skipping   running

Sunny    warm



Diamante Poetry Resources   

 Online Tool for Creating a Diamante

Diamante Lesson Plan

Ecosystem Diamante Poetry