Albert's Poetry Cafe ~ CINQUAIN CHALLENGE! ~ with Helena  February 4, 2009 - February 14, 2009

Contest Completed

Congratulations

Gold! - Ancient and Modern
Silver! - [writing deleted]
Bronze! - From Heaven and Hell do Dreams and Nightmares come
Albert's Award! - Senses of Spring

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HOW TO WRITE A CINQUAIN


At the most basic level a cinquain is a five line poem or stanza. Here are two variations.

Traditional Cinquain

line 1 - 2 syllables
line 2 - 4 syllables
line 3 - 6 syllables
line 4 - 8 syllables
line 5 - 2 syllables

Example:

:Lovesong:

Treefrogs
in my drainpipe
seranading their lovers
delight in keeping me awake
at night.

~~~


The modern cinquain is based on a word count of words of a certain type.
line 1 - one word (noun) a title or name of the subject
line 2 - two words (adjectives) describing the title
line 3 - three words (verbs) describing an action related to the title
line 4 - four words describing a feeling about the titlem, a complete sentence
line 5 - one word referring back to the title of the poem


Example:

:Repose:

Woodlands
shelter the sprites,
providing a safe place
to rest, after a big day of
magic.

~~~

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Prizes

1st 2nd 3rd and Albert

Moderator

Helena
Helena
Australia

Stats

13 Contestants
32 Submissions
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Created Feb 5, 2009