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How to write a haiku
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  • 1. How to Write a Haiku
    Winston Smoak
    TECH 539 Digital Media
    August 30, 2010
  • 2. What is a Haiku?
    A Haiku is a type of poetry that is composed of three unrhymed lines of five, seven and four syllables. This type of poetry was originated in the 16th century and was used to illustrate certain aspects of nature and to create images.
    Haiku’s are derived from the Japanese culture and it combines content, form and language into a compact and meaningful poems
  • 3. Step 1
    Select a topic for your poem
    Your Haiku can take on many different type of themes such as nature or and personal experiences
    The most commonly used Haiku consist of three short lines
  • 4. Step 2
    • The first line of the Haiku should have five syllables
    • 5. The second line of the Haiku should have seven syllables
    • 6. The Third line of the Haiku should have five syllables
    Haiku Format
  • 7. Step 3
    While writing your Haiku be sure to use simple words and grammar so that the proper format can be maintained
    A Haiku should paint a mental image of the message you want the poem to present
    Haiku’s do not rhyme
    A Haiku should be a total of seventeen syllables
  • 8. Example of a Haiku
    None is travellingbyBasho (1644-1694)
    None is travellingHere along this way but I,This autumn evening.The first day of the year:thoughts come - and there is loneliness;the autumn dusk is here.
  • 9. References
    Types of poetry. (2007). [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.types-of-poetry.org.uk/24-free-verse.htm
    Playing with poetry. (2005). [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.edu.pe.ca/stjean/playing%20with%20poetry/index.htm

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