American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A five-line stanza.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In old military evolutions, an order of battle governing the drawing up of five battalions so as to constitute three lines—that is, a van, main body, and reserve.
- n. A stanza of five lines.
- French cinq, five (from Old French cinc; see cinque) + (quatr)ain. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Some of them are written in a form of her own invention, the "cinquain”
“She sometimes writes free verse, sometimes in rhyme, often in a demanding syllabic form called cinquain.”
“Also, longtime PHS teacher Tiffany Corbett has invited some of her students to share their cinquain poems on 9/11 with the rest of the community through Plainfield Today, which I expect to have available later in the week.”
“A cinquain poem is a simple, but strictly structured verse.”
“I chose to create a cinquain poem about the city of Houston, TX.”
“The writer Yetti Frenkel will be at the main library from 10 a.m. until noon to teach children the art of the cinquain, a five-line, finely structured verse form.”
“A cinquain written for the poem of the day assignment.”
“This is a strict Crapsey cinquain that I hope helps the reader experience this smell.”
“Although I missed the deadline due to power cuts, I thought I'd share this cinquain with you!”
“Write a cinquain about either rocks or the rock cycle.”
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