Sunday, April 19, 2015

Letter of the Law

Today's poetry challenge is to write a Cinquain about an animal. Pronounced sin-cane it is a small formal poem written to the following prescription:

The first line has two syllables.
The second line has four syllables.
The third line has six syllables.
The fourth line has eight syllables.
The last line has two syllables.

Though they are just five lines long, the best cinquains tell a small story. Instead of just having descriptive words, they also have something happening, a reaction, and a conclusion or ending. There were a lot of good ones, but one of the kids wrote

Crunchy, Chewy
Eating, Munching Crunching
The very best food in the world

To which one of his classmates helpfully commented

She asked for an animal...

And the author replied

Bacon was an animal once!

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