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Haiku. Haiku is an old form of Japanese poetry Haiku is written in 3 unrhymed lines The 1st and 3rd lines have 5 syllables, the middle line has 7 syllables Many traditional Haikus are written about nature and the seasons Goal of a Haiku is to capture a moment in words. Haiku Examples.
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Haiku • Haiku is an old form of Japanese poetry • Haiku is written in 3 unrhymed lines • The 1st and 3rd lines have 5 syllables, the middle line has 7 syllables • Many traditional Haikus are written about nature and the seasons • Goal of a Haiku is to capture a moment in words
Haiku Examples An old pond; A frog jumps in-- The sound of water. --Matsuo Basho [Master and Creator of TraditionalHaiku] • Frog sunning on lily padas dragonfly darts by.Thrapp! • --Bruce Lansky. abundant sunshineand these january treesbasking in its warmth --Richard Terrify
Tips for writing a Haiku • Ask yourself the following questions when you are writing: • Does each line have the correct syllables? (Remember 5-7-5 pattern) • Does your haiku have a kigo? A kigo is a word that hints at a particular season without actually naming the season. • Is your haiku about nature? An animal? • Does your haiku capture a moment in time? • Is the tone of the haiku happy or sad?
Your Turn! • It is now your turn to write Haikus! • To get you started, we will look at some photos that may inspire you • Pictures
Assignment • By now you have successfully written 2 traditional haikus about nature/season/animals, using the 5-7-5 syllable pattern • For homework you get to bend the rules a bit to write 3 more haikus. These haikus may capture any moment, idea, thought, or topic. • Each haiku must still consist of 3, short, unrhymed lines BUT the syllables do not have to follow the 5-7-5 pattern.