Rachelle Hildreth



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Dynamite Diamantes

A diamante poem is a great way to practice descriptive writing. A diamante is a seven-line, diamond-shaped poem that begins with a single word and ends with its opposite:

Line 1: One noun (or topic)

Line 2: Two adjectives about the noun

Line 3: Three gerunds (-ing verbs) that relate to the noun

Line 4: Four nouns (the first two relate to the noun in Line 1, the last two relate to the noun in Line 7)

Line 5: Three gerunds that relate to the noun in Line 7

Line 6: Two adjectives that describe the noun in Line 7

Line 7: Renames the noun from Line 1 (its opposite)


After sharing a few examples and writing a group diamante, invite students to write their own. For a challenge, have them choose an abstract topic like loneliness. Display the poems on diamond-shaped pieces of paper.


Find examples here: Diamante Poems