Cinquain poetry

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A cinquain is a poem of description. It only has 11 words, so each one must be carefully chosen! To learn how to write a cinquain, visit the original post here:

How to Write a Cinquain Poem

Kids love learning how to write a cinquain. Made up of just 11 words and 5 lines, this compact poem is loaded with description!

Planet
Graceful, ringed
Spinning, whirling, twirling
Dances with neighbor Jupiter
Saturn

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