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Vocabulary - Cinquain Samples and Directions

A Cinquain Vocabulary poem is a 5-lined poem about a vocabulary word. It follows the following structure:
 
Line 1 – Vocabulary Word
Line 2 – 2 adjectives describing the word
Line 3 – 3 words expressing action about the word
Line 4 – 4 words expressing feeling about the word
Line 5 – Synonym for the word
 

Example. 1

 
Monotone
dull and boring
constantly staying still
yearning for my bed
Sameness
 
Example. 2
 
Volcano
red hot
erupting from within
fear and excitement abound
Explosion