Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cinquain Poems

A Cinquain is a 5 line American style poem with a French name. It has a 2-4-6-8-2 syllable beat, and it may or may not have rhyme. They are not large poems, but they can be impressive. Later, we will cover Cinquain Chains and Cinquain Swirls.

Example: by Frank G. Poe, Jr.

My Cinquain
My example
As syllables increase
Grows larger and more dramatic

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