Monday, April 13, 2015


A cinquain poem is a non-rhyming poem that has five lines.  Adelaide Crapsey invented the cinquain by combining the Japanese haiku and tanka poems.  Her original poem had a specific number of syllables per line of the poem.  Since her creation in 1915, there have been many variations on the look of the cinquain poem.  The poems are known for being imaginative and creative with a lot of emotions and mood throughout the poem.  Students at Smith created their own cinquain poems about a few of their favorite things during Poetry Month!







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