The Diamonte

The purpose of the diamonte is to start with two totally different (sometimes opposite) subjects. You work from the first subject paced at the top of the poem to the second subject placed at the bottom of the poem.


line 1- one noun (subject #1)
line 2- two adjectives (describing subject#1)
line 3- three Participles (ending in -ing, telling about subject #1)
line 4- four nouns (first two related to subject #1, next two related to subject #2)
line 5- three Participles (ending in -ing, telling about subject #2)
line 6- two adjectives (describing subject#2)
line 7- one noun (subject #2)

Example: Notice it is shaped like a diamond

Getting started:

  1. Find an image at one of the following sites to accommodate your diamonte poem.
  1. Once you find an image you would like to use to inspire you to write a diamonte poem, click on the image to get the larger image or to get information.
  2. Download the image to your folder on the desktop or disc.
Download Instructions:
  • Select the largest image possible to download.
  • Right-click (Windows) or click and hold (Mac) your mouse on the desired image.
  • Click "Save it to disk" (or "Save file" or "Download file to disk")
  • Select the path where you'd like the image to be saved on your computer.
  • After downloading, you will be able to use the image in various programs.

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