Cinguain Poems

Cinguain Poems

Let’s try writing a Cinquain today. This is a super fun poem that is only five lines long and describes a person. It’s kind of like a miniature biography.

To begin, spend a few moments brainstorming about our person.

Character name:
What is their job?
Who are they?

Brainstorm description words; think about appearance and personality words.

Brain storm actions; what do they do? Try to make these 3-word descriptions

Brainstorm emotion words

Now that you’ve got some ideas let’s try putting our poem together!

Here is an example:
Helpful, caring

Loves to garden

Excitable, likes satisfying people


Here is the format for a Cinquain:

Cinquains have five lines 
Line 1: Title (noun) - 1 word 
Line 2: Description - 2 words 
Line 3: Action - 3 words 
Line 4: Feeling (phrase) - 4 words 
Line 5: Title (synonym for the title) - 1 word

Now you try! Can you write a Cinquain for everyone in your family? Can you write one for your favorite book character? 

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