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Diamante Contest

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Published: February 9, 2007
Contest Winners

1st Place - 10.  Sun by metapianycist
2nd Place - 4.  Kneespeech by ShadowedAcolyte
3rd Place - 9.  Caterpillar by lalaland-faerie

Contest Details

Write a Diamante:  Diamond-shaped pattern done in seven lines with two nouns which are antonyms. First and seventh line are the antonyms, second and sixth are two adjectives describing their respective nouns, third and fifth are three "ing" words (present participles) describing each antonym, on the fourth line are two nouns describing each antonym. It is usually centered on the page.

Noun
Adjective, Adjective
Present Participle, Present Participle, Present Participle
Related Noun, Related Noun, Related Noun2, Related Noun2
Present Participle2, Present Participle2, Present Participle2
Adjective2, Adjective2
Noun2 (Antonym)

example:

square
symmetrical, conventional
shaping, measuring, balancing
boxes, rooms, clocks, halos
encircling, circumnavigating, enclosing
round, continuous
circle

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Contest Entries

1.
                                             Black
                                     Powerful, Profound
                              Stumbling, Absorbing, Contorting
                                   Cloud, Shroud, Star, Afar
                                Streaking, Refracting, Clearing
                                     Powerful, Profound
                                             White

2.
                                             Light
                                   Holy, Breathless,
                         Illuminating, Incinerating, Shining
                             Jesus, Lucifer, Judas, Satan
                          Seducing, Choking, Eviscerating
                                 Decapitating, Beguiling
                                             Darkness

3.
                                          cat
                              aloof, sleep-deprived
                            purring, rolling, stalking
                          wool, claws, bones, chains
                          barking, growling, chasing
                            loud, attention-seeking
                                          dog

4.
                                             me:
                                inexpert, indeciscive—
                        unsteady, unspeaking, unwrapping:
                                bow, box, ring, dress,
                           revealing, regaling, revowing.
                           overwhelmed, overwhelming
                                             you

5.
                                             Sadist
                                  Dominant, Unexposed
                          Giving, Conquering, Intensifying
                           Priest, Predator, Sacrifice, Prey
                          Receiving, Surrendering, Numbing
                                Submissive, Unprotected
                                             Masochist

6.
                                             leaves
                                     laminar, veiny
                             breathing, bristling, falling
                            branches, twigs, trunk, hair
                            draining, feeding, growing
                                    helpful, nutritive
                                             roots

7.
                                             You
                              possessive, obsessive
                          hunting, wanting, aching,
                 roses, chocolates, thank-yous, rejections
                          reversing, insisting, turning
                                     taken, gone
                                             Me

8.
                                             frostbite
                                   semi-annual lavender
                               withering, rusting, stalling,
                                   ice  sun  isolation  solace
                                 glowing, sifting, churning,
                                             slow warm
                                        California-sand

9.
                                            Caterpillar –
                                Abhorrent, misunderstood?
                            Writhing, wriggling, weaving,
                         Hiding in slumber from the cruel world.
                             Metamorphosing, arising, emerging,
                                   Cloaked, glorious, revered.
                                              Butterfly.

10.
                                               sun
                                  bright, independent
                             shining, unchanging, burning
                        highlights, realities, shadows, illusions
                               reflecting, changing, chilling
                                     dim, dependent
                                             moon

11.

                                             Hands.
                                    Elegant, articulate,
                               Waving, writing, creating,
                                Fingers, rings, socks, toes,
                                   Walking, connecting,
                                             Feet.

12.
                                             Rain
                               Pinpricks, needle-like --
                            Hissing, falling, breaking.
                  Tapwater, angel tears, shoelaces, dirt;
                       Burrowing, drowning, making.
                                     Limp, sinuous --
                                             Worm.

13.

                                             Confusion
                                  Complex, Inexplicable
                          Bewildering, Blurring, Befuddling
                          Storm, Blade, Drunk, Philosophy
                                Raining, Piercing, Falling
                                        Damp, Dead
                                              Pain.
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