blog stats

A Left-Brained Writing Prompt from WritingFix
Focus Trait: WORD CHOICE Skill: STRONG ADJECTIVES & VERBS

WritingFix Homepage

Word Choice Homepage

Left-Brained Homepage

Student Writing Samples from this Prompt

Simple Formula Poem:
The Diamante

This writing prompt generator was one of the first interactive poetry prompts offered on this website from the Northern Nevada Writing Project.


Writer Instructions:

Diamantes are poems that form a diamond-shape, and they are often about two opposite ideas.  Here is a map on how to make one:

  • Line 1: one noun 
  • Line 2: two adjectives - describe & agree the adjectives with the noun in line 1 
  • Line 3: three verbs as modifiers (infinitives or participles) - describe the noun in line 1 
  • Line 4: four nouns - the first two nouns are synonymous with the noun in line 1; the other two nouns are synonymous with the noun in line 7 
  • Line 5: three verbs as modifiers (infinitives or participles) - describe the noun in line 7 
  • Line 6: two adjectives- describe & agree the adjectives with the noun in line 7
  • Line 7: one noun - a noun that is the opposite of the noun in line 1

Challenge yourself by devoting a page in your journal or your writer's notebook to diamante poems.

Write to topics of your choosing using a DIAMANTE.  Really try to include unique adjectives and verbs in your finished poem.

Here is a diamante poem template complete with two examples. It might help you create the perfect diamante poem.

Don't have two opposite topics to write about  Are you sure?  If you really don't, press the button below until you find one that intrigues you enough to write to it.


Diamante Poem Topic Ideas:

 


 

 

 


WritingFix Homepage Word Choice Homepage  Left-Brained Homepage
 Student Writing Samples for this Prompt

© WritingFix. All rights reserved.