Poetry Activity – NLW

cinquain-poemWhat is a Cinquain?

A cinquain is a form of poetry that is very popular because of it’s simplicity. It was created by American poet Adelaide Crapsey about 100 years ago, and is similar to Japanese poetic forms, such as haiku and tanka.

Cinquains are just five lines long, with only a few words in each line, making them easy to write. Though they are just five lines long, the best cinquains tell a small story. Instead of just having descriptive words, they may also have an action (something happening), a feeling caused by the action, and a conclusion or ending.

Activity: Create a cinquain poem about a character from a book or about yourself.  You may use the format and example above to help guide you, download a Cinquain Graphic Organizer or click on Write a Cinquain for a digital format.  

Rules:

  1. Create an original cinquain poem about a character from a book or about yourself.
  2. Decide which format you will use (i.e. words in each line or syllables)
  3. Post completed poem in the comment section of this blog post by the end of the school day. (Tuesday 4/16/13)
  4. Please write your name and class in your post.
  5. Some poems will be read during lunch time on Wednesday 4/17/13.
  6. Have fun with this activity!
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91 Responses to Poetry Activity – NLW

  1. Mikayla says:

    Makalapua
    AWESOME RESPECTFUL
    JOKING,RUNNING,LAUGHING
    SWEET JOYFUL,HAPPY FUNNY
    NICE

  2. Sean 3A says:

    Kiana
    Cousin, Girl
    Loves to sew
    Loving, Friendly, Caring, Fabulous
    Relative

    Sean 3A

  3. Donna 3A says:

    Nalani
    Creative,girl
    Likes to visit family
    Loving,friendly,smart,funny
    Relative

    Donna 3A

  4. Logan 3A says:

    Dirtbike
    Loud,big
    Red,white,black
    Exiting,dangerous,cool,xtreme
    vehicle

    Logan 3a

  5. Thai 3A says:

    Dayten
    fast,ninja
    loves to skate board
    funny,loving,high energy,talented
    cousin

    Thai 3A

  6. Kacelyn 3A says:

    swimming
    sport athletic
    endurance practice competetive
    tough determination time competition
    sport

  7. Kaylee 3A says:

    Hoptong
    competitive,strong
    likes to surf
    nice,kind,caring,friendly
    Uncle

    Kaylee 3A

  8. KEAHI says:

    Charms
    big,girl
    fast,speedy,slobbery
    chase kaula’ili,around the house
    scary

  9. Karissa 3A says:

    Gymnastics
    Good Exercise
    Running, Jumping, Leaping
    Energetic, Balance, Tiring, Strong
    FUN!!

    Karissa 3A

  10. Ryzlin 3a says:

    Jodi
    funny,smart
    running,singing,swimming
    nice,kind,hilarious,clever
    cousin

  11. SAIGE 3A says:

    KACELYN
    AWESOME FRIEND
    AWESOME,CUTE,FAST
    LOVING LITTLE YOUNG GIRL
    SHORT

    saige 3a

  12. khayden says:

    singing
    awesome and exciting
    motivating,inspirational,calming
    psyched,cool,lovely and accomplished
    free

  13. makalapua 3a says:

    Singing
    unique,exciting
    creative,motivating,smooth
    sweet,kind,enjoyable,fun
    fun

  14. Kaimi Francis says:

    Racing
    Fun sweaty
    Fast,straight,speed
    Awesome,good,hard,long
    Cars

  15. Walter 3A says:

    WALTER
    awesome and athletic
    fast, running, tackling
    fun, hardworker, encourager, friend
    football

    Walter 3A

  16. Katelyn says:

    Dylan
    Smart,Funny
    Runner,Writer,Reader
    Dramatic,Trust worthy,cool,open minded
    Best friend
    By:Katelyn

  17. Emma says:

    dogs
    WoOf, wOoF
    Mans BEST friend
    Wind,Grass,Wild,Free
    Slober

    Emma
    3a

  18. Macen says:

    Macen
    Small,Boy
    Fast,Funny,Smart
    Good,Friend,Strong,Energetic
    Cool

    Macen 3a

  19. Kaulaili 3A says:

    Rodeo
    Bull riding
    swing throw dally
    ouch bang crack pain
    FUN

    Kaulaili 3A

  20. Kanani De Sa says:

    Awesome poem! Thank you for sharing!

  21. Kanani De Sa says:

    Love your awesome poem!

  22. Kanani De Sa says:

    Mahalo for sharing our poem!

  23. Kanani De Sa says:

    Nice poem Katelyn!!! Mahalo for sharing.

  24. Kanani De Sa says:

    Awesome poem! Mahalo for sharing.

  25. Kanani De Sa says:

    I can tell you like drag racing! Mahalo for sharing your passion in a poem.

  26. Kanani De Sa says:

    Awesome Poem! You come from an ‘ohana that have beautiful singing voices. Thank you for sharing your poem.

  27. Kanani De Sa says:

    Beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing.

  28. Kanani De Sa says:

    Cute! Kacelyn is a beautiful friend. Mahalo for sharing your friend poem.

  29. Kanani De Sa says:

    beautiful poem about your cousin!

  30. Kanani De Sa says:

    thank you for sharing your passion through a cinquain poem! excellent!

  31. Kanani De Sa says:

    Thank you for sharing your poem!

  32. Kanani De Sa says:

    nice poem about your uncle! thank you for sharing.

  33. Kanani De Sa says:

    I can tell you like swimming! are you practicing today?

  34. Kanani De Sa says:

    Beautiful poem about your cousin Dayten! Mahalo for sharing.

  35. Kanani De Sa says:

    I can tell you like dirt bike riding! Thank you for sharing our poem.

  36. Kanani De Sa says:

    nice poem about your relative Nalani! Is she your aunty or cousin?

  37. Kanani De Sa says:

    Lovely poem about your cousin Kiana! I can tell she is a special girl in your life.

  38. Kanani De Sa says:

    Such a nice poem about our beautiful friend Makalapua!

  39. Kanani De Sa says:

    I have a feeling you like Geronimo Stilton books!

  40. karen Littrell says:

    Kamehameha
    Strong, Brave
    Arm wrestle, foot wrestle, fight
    Excited, happy and sad
    Strong

    By Skye

    Kamehameha
    Strong, Big
    Fights, Trains,
    Happy, Brave, Excited, Sad
    Chief

    By Kahiau

    Kamehameha
    Heʻs Strong
    Trained, Fights, Hand wrestles
    Exciting, Sad, Fearless, Happy
    Mighty

    By Kayana

    Kamehameha
    Strong man
    Lifted Naha Stone
    A strong warrior chief
    Chief

    By Aukahi

    Kamehameha
    Strong warrior
    Lifted Naha stone
    Loves being a chief
    Warrior
    By Chayden

    Kamehameha
    Strong Teen
    Lifted Naha stone
    Stiff, strong, aloha, nice
    King
    By Kalukalani

    Kamehameha
    Brave man
    Saved his trainer
    He felt very brave
    Leader
    By Rhian

    Kamehameha
    Strong, Healthy
    A great fighter
    Loves to help friends
    King
    By Isabella

    Kamehameha
    Strong, Mighty
    Fights, trains, surfs
    Loves being a chief
    Chief
    By Lansyn

    Kamehameha
    Strong warrior
    Lifted Naha Stone
    He is a chief
    Chief
    By Niau

    Kamehameha
    Big, strong
    A careful Leader
    Proud, happy, good
    Warrior
    By Au‘kele

    Kamehameha
    Awesome, wise
    Lifted Naha Stone
    Fights, plays, chaser, happy
    King
    By Ka‘ōiwi

    Kamehameha
    Strong, Tall
    Fights battles, climbs a tree
    He is a king
    He is strong
    King
    By Wyatt

    Kamehameha
    Strong, Tall
    Fights battles, Surfs
    Brave and Strong
    Warrior
    By Nylessia

    Kamehameha
    Strong Warrior
    Lifts Naha Stone
    Loves being a warrior
    Chief
    By Krista

    Kamehameha
    Strong warrior
    Lifts Naha Stone
    Dad got poisoned
    Humble
    His favorite warrior is the god of war
    By Lucas

    Kamehameha
    Strong chief
    Lifted Naha Stone
    Strong tough warrior chief
    Warrior
    By Serenity

    Kamehameha
    Warrior Chief
    Lifts Naha Stone
    Strong muscles
    Scared, sad, happy man
    Chief
    By Makamae

    Kamehameha
    Strong Chief
    Lifted Naha Stone
    Strong tough warrior chief
    Chief
    By Brayden

  41. Kanani De Sa says:

    Mahalo nui e ka Papa ‘Ekahi B & Mrs. Littrel for sharing all of your fabulous Cinquain poems! I would like some of you to share your creative poetry writing with us during lunch time today in the dinning hall.

    Mahalo nui,
    Kumu Kanani

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