Saint George is coming!!!!
It’s time to participate in the school’s literary contest. This year we are going to write a cinquain.
But what is a cinquain?
Have a look at this cinquain poem by Khaled, an adult intermediate-level ESOL student at the University of Oregon:
Refreshing, enjoying, relaxing
Nature is healthy.
I. A cinquain is a 5-line poem. An what is its structure? Match these parts of speech to the 5 lines in the poem:
|PART OF SPEECH||EXAMPLE IN THE POEM|
|a) 2 adjectives. They describe the noun in line 1.|
|b) 1 short, complete sentence about the noun in line 1.|
|c) 1 noun. This is a synonym for the noun in line 1.|
|d) 1 noun. This is the topic or theme of the poem.|
|e) 3 gerunds (verb + ing). They describe the noun in line 1.|
II. Now check the structure:
Slapping, whirling, flowing
The river is cold.
Flying, sitting, crying
A dove is free.
Have a look at the poems written by Mireia Xortó’s students.
Now it’s your turn!!!!