Line two has two stresses.
Even though iambic feet were typically used in these cinquains, it was not a requirement of the structure. Repeat after me:, Think about what story you want to tell.
Here are some examples of this form of cinquain: Watermelon. The third line has three words that tell the reader more about the subject of the poem or shows action.
Stresses Per Line The first line has one stress, which was usually iambic meter with the first syllable unstressed and the second stressed.
Once your cinquain is finished, read it again, counting the syllables on your fingers to make sure you got everything right.
Cinquain Form 1 - Didactic Cinquain This is a very popular form of the cinquain because of its simplicity. Brainstorm words and phrases that have to do with your idea.
Line five has one stress. Instead of just having descriptive words, they may also have an action something happeninga feeling caused by the action, and a conclusion or ending. These are just four ideas, but they are not yet a poem. Line five had two syllables. A collection of poems, titled Verse, was published in and included 28 cinquains.