Poem Format
Trying Something Newish
Quite Excited Achieving This

Defining a Cinquain:
First Line: 2 syllables One word, giving title
Second Line: 4 syllables Two words, describing title
Third Line: 6 syllables Three words, expressing action
Fourth Line: 8 syllables Four words, expressing a feeling
Fifth Line: 2 syllables Another word for the title.


  • Line 1: Noun
  • Line 2: Two adjectives
  • Line 3: Three verbs
  • Line 4: A descriptive phrase
  • Line 5: Synonym for the noun in Line 1

(c) Dave Luis 2006 – All Rights Reserved – written according to the first definition.

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