Diamante Poems

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Diamante Poems
Another way to show
cause & effect . . .
Diamante Poems
• Definition:
– a seven line poem that is in the shape of
a diamond
Diamante Poems
• Set up:
– Each line of the poem is written in a
specific way
– The order of the lines always stays the
same
– We are going to adapt this poem to
show a cause & effect relationship.
Diamante Poems
• Set up:
–Line One:
• Topic of Poem (the cause)
Diamante Poems
• Set up:
–Line Two:
• Two adjectives about the cause
Diamante Poems
• Set up:
–Line Three:
• Three –ing words about the
cause
Diamante Poems
• Set up:
–Line Four:
• Four nouns or a short phrase that
links the cause to the effect
Diamante Poems
• Set up:
–Line Five:
• Three –ing words about the
effect
Diamante Poems
• Set up:
–Line Six:
• Two adjectives about the effect
Diamante Poems
• Set up:
–Line Seven:
• State the effect
Topic/Cause
Adjective
Verb
Noun
Adjective
Verb
Noun
Verb
Verb
Noun
Verb
Adjective
Verb
Adjective
Effect
Noun
Diamante Poems
Let’s look at an example!
Study
Challenge
Repeating
Practice
Dedicated
Memorizing
Analysis
Cheering
Smiling
Excellent
Writing
Success
Celebrating
Masterful
100%
Victory
Diamante Poems
Let’s look at an example!
What is a cause & effect statement
we could write about this poem?
What is the cause (event)?
Diamante Poems
Let’s look at an example!
What is a cause & effect statement
we could write about this poem?
What is the effect (result)?
Diamante Poems
Let’s look at an example!
What is a cause & effect statement
we could write about this poem?
Diamante Poems
Let’s look at another example!
This time, think about the how the
cause & effect are related.
Blizzard
Ferocious
Blowing
Do
watching
Icy
Freezing
the
Traffic Stopping
snow
cheering
Elated
No school
dance
sleeping in
rested
Diamante Poems
Let’s look at an example!
What is a cause & effect statement
we could write about this poem?
Diamante Poems
Let’s create one together!
In your groups, you will create a
diamante poem by each person
writing one line of the poem.
Diamante Poems
Let’s create one together!
Each person will be given a number.
That person is responsible for
writing the line in the poem that
corresponds with his/her number.
Diamante Poems
Let’s create one together!
Here is the first line of your poem
(the cause):
Giving a speech, or just speech.
Diamante Poems
Let’s create one together!
However, the person with #7, needs
to tell the group what the effect of
the cause is.
Go ahead and do this now . . .
Diamante Poems
Let’s create one together!
Every group should now have all 7
lines.
Everyone in the group now needs to
write out the poem in the diamante
format.
Diamante Poems
Time to do one on your own!
Brainstorm a event in your life that
has had a significant effect or
result.
Diamante Poems
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Time to do one on your own!
Examples:
Getting a driver’s permit
Starting high school
First job
First boyfriend/girlfriend
An ‘A’ on a test/report card
Diamante Poems
Time to do one on your own!
Now that you have your ‘cause’
(topic) let’s start! (line #1)
Write two adjectives that describe
the cause. (line #2)
Diamante Poems
Time to do one on your own!
Write three verbs that describe the
cause. (line #3)
Diamante Poems
Time to do one on your own!
Write four nouns, or a four word
phrase that describes the cause.
(line #4)
Diamante Poems
Time to do one on your own!
State the effect of the cause.
(this is actually line #7)
Diamante Poems
Time to do one on your own!
Write three verbs that describe the
effect. (line #5)
Diamante Poems
Time to do one on your own!
Write two adjectives that describe
the effect. (line #6)
Diamante Poems
Time to do one on your own!
Go ahead and write out your poem
in Diamante format.

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