Two, Four, Six, Eight, Who Do We Appreciate? Cinquain!

If you shy away from certain poetry forms because of the complicated rules, then the cinquain (Sin-Kane) might be the form for you!

The rules are simple. A cinquain is a five-line poem with a 2/4/6/8/2 syllable count for each line (the first line has 2 syllables, the second line has four syllables, and so on). Cinquains usually describe something with vivid imagery and are meant to convey a specific mood or emotion.

I had fun writing a cinquain from one of the poetry prompts below. Do you want to give it a try? Pick a number between 1 and 9 then arrow over to the next slide to see the photo you will use to write your cinquain.

I chose number 8, a photo of a boy blowing on dandelion fluff. This is what I came up with:


are small seeds sown,
while crouching on one knee.
Scatter them with hopeful breath and

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