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# What are the first and last words of a diamante?

Feb 18, 2018

A diamante poem is a poem in which seven lines are formed to appear in the shape of a diamond.

#### Explanation:

Diamante poems are split into a structure of lines rather than words. They have an odd and strict structure.

1. Noun/subject
2. Two adjectives that describe the noun/subject
3. Words that end with -ing that describe the noun/subject
4. Two words about the first noun/subject and another two words about the antonym/synonym
5. Three -ing words about the antonym/synonym
6. Two adjectives that describe the antonym/synonym
7. Antonym/synonym of the subject/noun

Here is an example from one of the founders of Shadow Poetry, Marie Summers:

$$                                               Kitten
cute, soft
purring, clawing, pouncing
playful, fur, fun, feline
pawing, licking, loving
bright-eyed, beautiful
Cat