Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five
lines. It was developed by the Imagist poet, Adelaide Crapsey.
Another form, sometimes used by school teachers to teach grammar, is as follows:Line 1: NounLine
2: Description of NounLine 3: ActionLine 4: Feeling or EffectLine 5: Synonym of the initial noun.Example:angelskind beyond wordsthey protect and forgiveand make feelings of blissfulnesscherubim
kind beyond words
they protect and forgive
and make feelings of blissfulness