Departure: A Diamante*
screeching, moving, screaming,
tired, worn out, peaceful, silent
calming, sparkling, appeasing,
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*Diamante or Diamond Poem
The Diamante or Diamond Poem is:
- a heptastich, (7 lines).
- often a shape poem, the poem when centered on the page creates the outline of a diamond.
- unmetered. The measure of the line is the words used.
L1 – a noun which is the opposite of the noun used in L7
L2 – 2 adjectives that describe L1
L3 – 3 verbs (present participle) that describe what L1 does
L4 – 4 nouns that are related to both L1 and L7 or nouns that both have in common
L5 – 3 verbs (present participle) that describe what L7 does
L6 – 2 adjectives that describe L7
L7 – a noun which is the opposite (antonym) of the noun used in L1