Freedom – A Diamante for Poetry Month

resolute, chainless
evolving, liberating, emancipating
innate, generous, restricted, controlled
regressing, falling, dying
hopeless, broken

A Diamante is a seven-lined contrast poem set up in a diamond shape. 
The first line begins with a noun/subject, and second line contains
two adjectives that describe the beginning noun.  The third line
contains three words ending in -ing relating to the noun/subject.
The forth line contains two words that describe the noun/subject
and two that describe the closing synonym/antonym.  In the fifth
line are three more -ing words describing the ending antonym/synonym
and the sixth are two more adjectives describing the ending
antonym/synonym.  The last line ends with the first noun's antonym
or synonym.

To make it a bit simpler, here is a diagram.
Line 1: Noun or subject
Line 2: Two Adjectives describing the first noun/subject
Line 3: Three -ing words describing the first noun/subject
Line 4: Four words: two about the first noun/subject, two about
the antonym/synonym
Line 5: Three -ing words about the antonym/synonym
Line 6: Two adjectives describing the antonym/synonym
Line 7: Antonym/synonym for the subject



About Sean King

Husband, Father, Writer, Philosopher, Humanitarian

Posted on April 5, 2011, in Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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