Cinquains

The cinquain, unlike the familiar quatrain with four lines, is a poem of five lines with a form that specifies the number of words per line and the content.
   line 1: one word names the subject
   line 2: two words describe the subject
   line 3: three words relate what it is doing
   line 4: four words tell how you feel about it
   line 5: one word renames the subject.

Cinquain

poem
brief, succinct
naming, describing, relating
Its simplicity is appealing.
verse

Classical Cinquains

 


 
 
 
 

Caecilius

clan
plebeian, honorable
growing, serving, enduring
I'm proud to belong.
family

 

 
 
 
 
 


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