Shiny, sparkly

Blinking, glowing, gleaming

Nighttime, sky, daytime, gemstone

Striking, glistening, charming

Clear, colorful


The word “diamante” comes from the Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese languages meaning “diamond.” This seven-line poem is named “Diamante” due to the diamond shape which is created from its line pattern. Following is the pattern to use when creating a diamond shaped poem:

Line one: one noun

Line two: two adjectives

Line three: three verbs

Line four: four nouns

Line five: three verbs

Line six: two adjectives

Line seven: one noun


Young, fresh

Budding, growing, sprouting

Springtime, life, summer, sunshine

Sweating, swimming, melting

Scorching, blazing


Writing Diamante Poems is so much fun because you can write about anything from a pet, a friend, a hero, family member, or even the beautiful stars in the night sky. If you read this Diamante Poem very carefully, you will see that it compares stars with diamonds. Since this is the summer season, what a great time to look up at the sky and enjoy the view.

Can you think of a way to write a Diamante Poem and compare two similar objects? Try these steps to write a great Diamante:

  • 1. Pick two objects you can compare or contrast from one to the other. Some ideas are Mom and Dad, dogs and cats, the Sun and the Moon. Make a T-Chart to write words that share your feelings about each of the objects you chose.
  • 2. Write,
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  • 3. Separate your words into three categories; nouns, adjectives, and verbs.
  • 4. Begin writing lines 1 through 4 about the first object. Make the transition to the second object in line four, two nouns for each object. Finish the second object in lines 5 through 7.
  • 5. It is fun to play with words, grammar, language, and ideas using this type of poem. Try making a whole bunch of diamonds that can be hung from your room, or refrigerator. Create a night sky full of diamonds, or Diamantes. Enjoy!