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Diamante Diamonds June 1, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Poetry, Word Play.

Diamante poems are 7 lines in length, written in a diamond pattern. 

An antonym diamante contrasts two subjects, such as Snow & Rain or Day & Night.  A synonym diamante discusses two related things, such as Monsters & Creatures or Writing & Blogging: 


Solitary, Creative 

Rewarding, Challenging, Frustrating

Grammar, Syntax, Punctuation, Publication

Sharing, Caring, Distracting

Addictive, Supportive


Diamante poems encourage students (especially those on summer break!) to play with words while focusing on specific parts of speech.

For more fun with words, including Diamante Diamonds, here’s a link to ReadWriteThink  

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1. theonlycin - June 2, 2010

What fun! Thanks for the link.

nrhatch - June 2, 2010
2. suzicate - January 14, 2011

I just love the fun forms, the challenging ones, not as much unless per chance I happen to be able to create something!

nrhatch - January 14, 2011

I need to check out some of your efforts to tackle the more challenging forms.

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