Definition of Cinquain Poetry


Cinquain Poetry has five lines.

Line 1 is one word (the title)
Line 2 is two words that describe the title.
Line 3 is three words that tell the action
Line 4 is four words that express the feeling
Line 5 is one word that recalls the title

American poet Adelaide Crapsey created the cinquain poem basing it on Japanese haiku.

Example of Cinquain Poetry Type

Bird

Red, Green

Flying, Squawking, Landing

A flash of light

Rosella

© Jo Bryant

 

 

 

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Author: Jo Bryant

I was born in the land of Banjo Paterson, gum trees, and weather extremes. I am a freelance writer. I live in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, but still like to claim my Australian heritage. I graduated with a Bachelor of Communications in 2008. I am writing my first novel. I love to write poetry, short stories, and also write for the web. And there is nothing that is on a par with a sunny summer's day spent at Waihi Beach.

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