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Cinquain History & a #Cinquain, “Heed the Call”

It’s always fun to learn a bit about the person behind the syllabic form. So, meet the creator of the Crapsey Cinquain: American Poet, Adelaide Crapsey, was born on September 9, 1878 in Brooklyn Heights, New York. She was “raised in a liberal environment that encouraged great expectations for women.” (Wikipedia.org) Adelaide Crapsey did not invent the five line poem.

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How to Write a Cinquain Poem

I’m adding another poetry form to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge starting October 2, 2017. It’s called a cinquain: Image credit: Ol’ King Cole’s Castle Here is another site that will help you with word count and syllables. It is called wordcalc.com. I use howmanysyllables.com. Click on the poem workshop tab and try it out. Here is an example of a cinquain:

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