Poetry – Haiku

Haiku Poems – How To Write Them

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You can ignore the Twitter part. I want you to post your Haiku to comments.

Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry consisting of three lines.haiku

Haikus go like this.
First you write five syllables,
then seven, then five.

Here is a classic:

Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don’t make sense

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What is a syllable?

A syllable is a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, forming the whole or a part of a word; e.g., there are two syllables in water and three in inferno.

The word “Haiku” has two syllables:  Hai-ku; the word “introduction” has four syllables:  in-tro-duc-tion.

This site may (or may not) help.

Homework:

Now you try. Write some Haiku and post them in comments before next class. Remember to follow the rules of the poem, AND create a mood, emotion, or feeling with your poem.

Challenge: try to write at least one Haiku about the Middle Ages or Catherine, Called Birdy.

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