- A cinquain is a pattern poem that consists of five unrhymed lines.
- Each line must follow a prescribed format.
- The pattern is as follows:
- Line 1 = a noun (2 syllables)
- Line 2 = two adjectives that describe the noun (4 syllables)
- Line 3 = three action words ("ing" words) (6 syllables)
- Line 4 = a phrase about the topic that is descriptive or conveys feelings (8 syllables)
- Line 5 = a word that renames the subject of the poem or is related to it. (2 syllables)
Flying, swooping, playing
Grubbing for little worms
Books scattered on the floor,
A part of me wants to clean up,
Is so caring
She is always helpful
She is so beautiful and kind