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

Winter

Cold   windy

Sledding   skating    skiing

Ice     snow     rain     puddles

Playing   skipping   running

Sunny    warm

Spring

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