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13 Examples of Diamante Poems

Muhammad Rafiq is a freelance writer, blogger, and translator with a master's degree in English literature from the University of Malakand.

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What is a Diamante Poem?

A diamante is a non-rhyming poem that is composed of seven lines. It is presented in the shape of a diamond. The word "diamante" comes from the Italian language and means a "diamond." That is why it is referred to as diamante.

Who Invented a Diamante Poem?

Iris McClellan Tiedt, an American poet, was the first to invent diamante in 1969. It has grown in popularity among students and people who want to try their hand at composing it.

What is the Structure of a Diamante Poem?

A diamante is a short poem of seven lines. An important feature of a diamante poem is that the lines are not rhymed. The shortest lines appear at the beginning and end of the poem, while the longest lines appear in the middle, lending the poem its diamond shape.

A diamante poem contrasts and compares concepts. The words used in diamantes do not have a defined syllable or rhyme system, allowing the author to write whatever he wants. The first and last lines each feature a single word that is a noun. Two adjectives appear in the second and sixth lines, whereas three verbs appear in the third and fifth lines, while the fourth line contains four nouns.

Examples of Diamante Poems

The following are some examples of diamante poetry that can be used to educate children on how to write them. Every example of diamante poetry has been illustrated with beautiful pictures to make it easier for children to grasp the concept provided in the poem. I hope you find them enjoyable.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Muhammad Rafiq

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