How to Write a Cinquain Poem

Colleen is doing the research, so you don’t need to 😎

✨Colleen Chesebro✨The Faery Whisperer ✨

I’m adding another poetry form to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge starting October 2, 2017. It’s called a cinquain:

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Here is another site that will help you with word count and syllables. It is called wordcalc.com. I use howmanysyllables.com. Click on the poem workshop tab and try it out.

Here is an example of a cinquain:

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Here is my example:

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Fairies

dreamlike beings

soaring, flying, airborne,

elegant shapeshifters of light –

pixies

© 2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

A cinquain is a form of shape poetry and is always centered on the page. The required syllables needed for each line give it a unique shape.

Poet.org shares, (please click the link to learn more about this poetry form).

“The cinquain, also known as a quintain or quintet, is a poem or stanza composed of five lines. Examples of cinquains…

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