Cinquain Poetry

A cinquain is a five line poem,
and below are examples of two different ways
you can build the cinquain pattern:

Cinquain Pattern #1:

 

Line 1:

one word (may be the title)

Line 2:

two words (describing the title)

Line 3:

three words (an action)

Line 4:

four words (a feeling)

Line 5:

one word (referring to the title)

Example of Pattern #1


Cinquain Pattern #2:

Line 1:

subject word (noun)

Line 2:

two descriptive words (adjectives)

Line 3:

three action words (verbs)

Line 4:

a complete sentence

Line 5:

one word that is a synonym for the word in line 1 or one word that sums it up.

Example of Pattern #2