A cinquain is a type of poetry like the haiku in which it is limited to a number of lines which is five. The definition of the word cinquain is verse with five lines. The word cinquain is comes from a french word that means five. Also it is like the haiku because of the syllable rule it has. The syllable rule goes like 1, 2, 3, 4, and 1 or 2, 4, 6, 8, 2. There is others ways to write cinquains than this. This is facts about the cinquains and how they work.

Cinquain Poem


Relentless, Ravenous
Constructing, Evolving, Emerging
Wondrous gift of nature

By Dawn Slanker