What are the first and last words of a diamante?
A diamante poem is a poem in which seven lines are formed to appear in the shape of a diamond.
Diamante poems are split into a structure of lines rather than words. They have an odd and strict structure.
- Two adjectives that describe the noun/subject
- Words that end with -ing that describe the noun/subject
- Two words about the first noun/subject and another two words about the antonym/synonym
- Three -ing words about the antonym/synonym
- Two adjectives that describe the antonym/synonym
- Antonym/synonym of the subject/noun
Here is an example from one of the founders of Shadow Poetry, Marie Summers:
purring, clawing, pouncing
playful, fur, fun, feline
pawing, licking, loving