EXERCISE Challenge #21: Diamonds are a Poet's Best Friend

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Fluffy, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. Diamonds are a Poet's Best Friend

    lolol Forgive my lame title, I couldn't resist.

    Come up with 2 synonyms of your choosing, or a synonym and an antonym. These will be necessary for the poetry style I'm about to tell you guys about. Should you need some ideas, here are a few I can offer. Feel free to use them in your poem:

    - Angry & Mad
    - Empty & Hollow
    - Happy & Glad
    - Idea & Thought
    - Quiet & Calm
    - Lucky & Fortunate

    - Birth & Death
    - Pass & Fail
    - Laugh & Cry
    - Lost & Found
    - Old & Young
    - Wild & Tame

    Now to copypaste the instructions for how to write a Diamante from Shadow Poetry because it's easier than rewording them:

    A Diamante is a seven-lined contrast poem set up in a diamond shape. The first line begins with a noun/subject, and second line contains two adjectives that describe the beginning noun. The third line contains three words ending in -ing relating to the noun/subject. The forth line contains two words that describe the noun/subject and two that describe the closing synonym/antonym. If using an antonym for the ending, this is where the shift should occur. In the fifth line are three more -ing words describing the ending antonym/synonym, and the sixth are two more adjectives describing the ending antonym/synonym. The last line ends with the first noun's antonym or synonym.

    To make it a bit simpler, here is a diagram.

    Line 1: Noun or subject
    Line 2: Two Adjectives describing the first noun/subject
    Line 3: Three -ing words describing the first noun/subject
    Line 4: Four words: two about the first noun/subject, two about the antonym/synonym
    Line 5: Three -ing words about the antonym/synonym
    Line 6: Two adjectives describing the antonym/synonym
    Line 7: Antonym/synonym for the subject

    ^ There you have it, everyone. 7 lines, no demands for syllable counts as far as I can see. I look forward to seeing what my challenge watchers will come up with. And here are a couple examples from the same site:

    Example #1 (open)

    by Marie Summers

    humid, damp
    refreshing, dripping, splattering
    wet, slippery, cold, slushy
    sliding, melting, freezing
    frigid, icy
    Example #2 (open)

    by Marie Summers

    cute, soft
    purring, clawing, pouncing
    playful, fur, fun, feline
    pawing, licking, loving
    bright-eyed, beautiful
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    Warm, fierce
    Inviting, charming, enchanting
    Care, admire, grudge, venom
    Cursing, resenting, loathing
    Cold, beastly
    I had a weirdly hard time writing this. Also, happened to find a website that helps you construct diamantes. o__o If anyone's interested.​
    #2 Fluffy, Jun 14, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2015
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    Beautiful, hopeful
    Enchanting, astounding, beginning
    Miraculous, delightful, lonely, cruel
    Terrifying, tiring, ending
    Dark, cold

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  4. Canines

    Loyal, Friendly
    Barking, Fetching, Playing
    Relaxed, Charming, Wild, Hierarchy
    Hunting, Howling, Growling
    Fierce, Proud

    (Diamond formatting isn't showing up for some reason)
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  5. @The Rainbow Cat Bandit ~ You need to center that!

    Sugar and Salt

    Saccharine, fluffy
    Fattening, Sweetening, Addicting
    Candies supply,
    quality declines
    damaging, stuffing, grinding
    rancid, bitter
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