Inside Blogging’s Closet: A Didactic Cinquain*
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Today, I’d like to challenge you to write the latter kind of “how to” poem – a didactic poem that focuses on a practical skill. Hopefully, you’ll be able to weave the concrete details of the action into a compelling verse.
The Didactic Cinquain or Recipe Poem is often taught to American school children used as an aid in exploring the poetic mind, or just having fun with words. It uses parts of speech for the set form and in this regard is similar to theDiamante or Diamond Poem. This verse form is not to be confused with Rhyming Recipe or Recipe Poem which sets a culinary recipe to rhyme.
The Didactic Cinquain or Recipe Poem is:
- a cinquain with lines made up of
L1 1 noun,
L2 2 adjectives,
L3 3 verbs,
L4 1 phrase or sentence,
L5 1 noun.
- unmetered, the rhythm of every day speech.
- meant to instruct.
Read more of my Napowrimo 2016 poems here!