Denouement: A Diamante*
opening, hoping, reaching,
start, pristine, tainted, decayed
closing, sulking, hunching,
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A Diamante is a seven-lined contrast poem set up in a diamond shape.
Line 1: Noun or subject
Line 2: Two Adjectives describing the first noun/subject
Line 3: Three -ing words describing the first noun/subject
Line 4: Four words: two about the first noun/subject, two about the antonym/synonym
Line 5: Three -ing words about the antonym/synonym
Line 6: Two adjectives describing the antonym/synonym
Line 7: Antonym/synonym for the subject