RENGAS
What’s a Renga?
Renga Defined
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An Ancient Japanese Party Game
Collaborative poetry
One person writes a stanza and passes it o...
Haiku
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Three lines
Syllable Count: 5-7-5
The first haiku is called the “hokku” and it is
traditionally written by a ...
Couplets
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In Rengas, they must be two lines of 7
syllables each
Example
See “Seasonal Miseries”
“Linking” Stanzas
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Write down an image suggested by the
previous stanza
 Parallel

image (something similar)
 Contrast...
Rengas Travel Through Ideas
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The point of a renga is to explore an idea in
many different ways
It is a conversation...
Let’s Try It!
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  1. 1. RENGAS
  2. 2. What’s a Renga?
  3. 3. Renga Defined • • • • • • An Ancient Japanese Party Game Collaborative poetry One person writes a stanza and passes it on to the next Alternates between haikus and couplets Stanzas “link” with one another Dependent on imagery
  4. 4. Haiku    Three lines Syllable Count: 5-7-5 The first haiku is called the “hokku” and it is traditionally written by a distinguished guest
  5. 5. Couplets  In Rengas, they must be two lines of 7 syllables each
  6. 6. Example See “Seasonal Miseries”
  7. 7. “Linking” Stanzas  Write down an image suggested by the previous stanza  Parallel image (something similar)  Contrasting image (something different)  Shift focus to another aspect of the same image    Repeat prominent sounds Make a play on words/pun inspired by the previous stanza Continue or contrast the mood
  8. 8. Rengas Travel Through Ideas    The point of a renga is to explore an idea in many different ways It is a conversation New ideas will be introduced, others forgotten, but the focus is still on one topic.
  9. 9. Let’s Try It!
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