A Diamante (pronounced DEE – UH – MAHN – TAY) poem takes its name from the Italian word for ‘diamond’. Made up of seven lines that are arranged to form a diamond-like shape, Diamante poems don’t contain rhyming words, and use words with opposite meanings. However, some rules are meant to be broken!
My first exposure to Diamante poems was, of all places, Instagram! At the time, I wanted to push the envelope of my own style, and finding a new form seemed to be an ideal opportunity. ‘a murder’ is my first attempt at writing Diamante poems, so it’s going to be shaky at best. But hey, we’ve all got to start somewhere!
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