Haiku • Haiku poems are generally written to describe nature. • The most widely recognized form consists of a three-line stanza that has a total of 17 syllables, written in the following pattern: Line 1: 5 syllables Clouds float slowly by Line 2: 7 syllables Fluffy, lumpy, cotton balls Line 3: 5 syllables Silver, gray, and white
Descriptive Haiku Bursting in bright hues Splashing colors all about Autumn leaves must fall • What is the subject of this poem? • Identify the nouns in this poem. • Identify the verbs in this poem. • Identify the adjectives in this poem.
Descriptive Haiku Forest fineryOf purest green, ferns boast their Delicate beauty • What is the subject of this poem? • Identify the nouns in this poem. • Identify the verbs in this poem. • Identify the adjectives in this poem.
Brainstorm • With a partner, brainstorm nature-related topics. • You both must record your answers on a piece of looseleaf.
Choose a Topic • Choose one of your nature-related topics. • Brainstorm words and phrases that describe that topic. Write your ideas on a piece of looseleaf.
Writing Haiku • Using your topic and list of descriptive words and phrases, write a haiku. • Please remember: • First line: 5 syllables • Second line: 7 syllables • Third line: 5 syllables • Your poem should create a visual image about your topic.
Haiku Comic Strips • Haiku poems create visual images. Some writers choose to write haiku in the form of a comic strip.