Whittled Words – Diamante Poem



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Welcome to the weekly series, Whittled Words. A series highlighting the innumerable types and styles of poetry to challenge any creative wordsmith. This week’s selection:

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DIAMANTE POEM

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A diamante poem is a 7-line poem that looks like a diamond. It does not have an associated rhyme scheme. This is a simple, quick, and fun exercise of word association in poetic form. Give it a try and release your inner poet!

It can be used to describe 1 topic or 2 opposite topics.

  • Line 1: 1 word (subject/noun)
  • Line 2: 2 adjectives that describe line 1
  • Line 3: 3 -ing words that relate to line 1
  • Line 4: 4 nouns (first 2 relate to line 1, last 2 relate to line 7–if you’re writing about opposite topics)
  • Line 5: 3 -ing words that relate to line 7
  • Line 6: 2 adjectives that describe line 7
  • Line 7: 1 word (subject/noun)

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Examples of Diamante Poems:

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Noise

by Divine Tan

 Noise
Loud, Boisterous
Deafening, Earsplitting, Piercing
Clamor, Sound ….. Hush, Quiet
Soothing, Calming, Consoling
Peace, Tranquility
Silence

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Loyalty Betrayal

By Raymond8759

Loyalty
pure, flawless
sanctifying, lustering, washing
soldiers, followers, traitors, spies
perpetrating, stealing, bribing
hateful, dire
betrayal

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Hope

By Brad Osborne

Hope

Wishful, Necessary

Longing, Expecting, Consoling

Dream, Prayer……Reality, Curse

Nagging, Halting, Pressing

Nervous, Skeptical

Fear

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I hope you have enjoyed this entry to the series, Whittled Words. I look forward to your comments, and if you dare, maybe share your own Diamante poem. Thanks for reading!

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Comments
11 Responses to “Whittled Words – Diamante Poem”
  1. beth says:

    love how yours began with hope and ended with fear, sometimes the path things take. i used to created poems in this form with my class and they loved it

  2. A very visual form, quite interesting, makes one think and work…

  3. jonicaggiano says:

    This is a lovely formed poem and very interesting.
    Your example was great and it would be a style that makes one think as Francisco mentioned. Thank you for teaching us another new form Brad. Hugs and lots of love coming your way. 🤗❤️🦋Jonikins

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    I also remember this form from before and like how each arrives at an accompanying antonym.

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