Haiku. Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry Haikus are about everyday things. Haikus do not rhyme. Themes can include nature, feelings or experiences. A Haiku should “paint” a mental image in the reader’s mind. The challenge of the Haiku…. A Haiku is made up of only 3 lines!
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Haiku • Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry • Haikus are about everyday things. • Haikus do not rhyme. • Themes can include nature, feelings or experiences. • A Haiku should “paint” a mental image in the reader’s mind.
The challenge of the Haiku….. • A Haiku is made up of only 3 lines! • This is the challenge of Haiku - to put the poem's meaning and imagery in the reader's mind in ONLY 17 syllables and just 3 lines of poetry! Summer Time Best summer beach days Popsicles, bathing suits, waves Sand in my sandwich Count the syllables in each line!
All Haiku Poems Follow this pattern: • First Line: Five syllables • Second Line: Seven syllables • Last Line: Five syllables • Third line contains five (5) syllables Line 1: 5 syllables Clouds float slowly by Clouds float slow/ly by Line 2: 7 syllables Fluffy, lumpy, cotton balls Fluf/fy, lump/y, cot/ton balls Line 3: 5 syllables Silver, gray, and white Sil/ver, gray, and white