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Haiku Getting in touch with nature. History Is a form of Japanese poetry Consists of three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 (syllables) There is no rhyme.

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1 Haiku Getting in touch with nature

2 History Is a form of Japanese poetry Consists of three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 (syllables) There is no rhyme scheme in a haiku In Japanese they are written in a single line, while in English they are presented as three lines They typically contain a kigo or seasonal reference

3 An Example! The following is a video from a Japanese television show that depicts a classic form of the haiku. As you watch listen to the number of syllables you hear in Japanese versus the number of syllables you would hear if it were translated into English. 1A 1A

4 A Modern Take on an Ancient Practice Haikus have become more flexible over time and have there have been some changes to the classic form such as – The use of three or fewer lines – The use of 17 (575) syllables or fewer – Use of a kigo – A contrast in images

5 An Example! I woke up dead And had brains for breakfast I wonder whats for lunch- Zombie Haiku How is this poem different than the classic form of haiku? (think about the definition of a haiku)

6 Looking at a haiku Ex. –The leaves fall like rain I throw them up to the sun And the flames begin- Unknown Ex. 2 – Fingers still sticky from cotton candy we hold hands- Edward J. Rielly

7 Your turn! Write a classical haiku – This means it must follow the 575 syllable pattern and must also make reference to something in nature.


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