How to Write a Haiku<br />Winston Smoak<br />TECH 539 Digital Media <br />August 30, 2010<br />
What is a Haiku?<br />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.<br />Haiku’s are derived from the Japanese culture and it combines content, form and language into a compact and meaningful poems<br />
Step 1<br />Select a topic for your poem<br />Your Haiku can take on many different type of themes such as nature or and personal experiences <br />The most commonly used Haiku consist of three short lines<br />
Step 2<br /><ul><li>The first line of the Haiku should have five syllables
The second line of the Haiku should have seven syllables
The Third line of the Haiku should have five syllables</li></ul> Haiku Format<br />
Step 3<br />While writing your Haiku be sure to use simple words and grammar so that the proper format can be maintained <br />A Haiku should paint a mental image of the message you want the poem to present <br />Haiku’s do not rhyme <br />A Haiku should be a total of seventeen syllables<br />
Example of a Haiku<br />None is travellingbyBasho (1644-1694)<br />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.<br />
References<br />Types of poetry. (2007). [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.types-of-poetry.org.uk/24-free-verse.htm <br />Playing with poetry. (2005). [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.edu.pe.ca/stjean/playing%20with%20poetry/index.htm <br />
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