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Haiku Poetry

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This presentation gives a brief description and history of haiku poetry. It includes 3 poems, 1 traditional and 2 modern ones. All poems are property of their respective owners. It also includes a opening activity as well as questions to check their understanding of the form and the poems themselves. You can use this for grades 6 and up with no modification.

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Haiku Poetry

  1. 1. Haiku Poetry
  2. 2. Quick Write <ul><li>What do you know or think you know about Haiku? Is it supposed to rhyme? </li></ul><ul><li>What country does it come from? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Haiku? <ul><li>Important form of Japanese poetry </li></ul><ul><li>17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units. </li></ul><ul><li>Haiku formally recognized in 1890’s through efforts of Masaoka Shiki </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional haiku poems based on four seasons (spring, summer, autumn, winter) </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to write Haiku <ul><li>Traditional Haiku contains a kigo , a season word </li></ul><ul><li>Kigo indicates which season the Haiku is set. </li></ul><ul><li>Cherry blossoms indicate spring etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Season word isn't always that obvious </li></ul><ul><li>Use 5-7-5 pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Haikus can be about most subjects </li></ul>
  5. 5. Answer The Following <ul><li>True/False Haiku is an important form of Japanese Poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the metrical pattern of Haiku? </li></ul><ul><li>When was Haiku established as it’s own poetic form? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is responsible for modern Haiku? </li></ul><ul><li>What are traditional Haikus based on? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Haiku by: Nicholas Virgilio </li></ul><ul><li>the cathedral bell </li></ul><ul><li>is shaking a few snowflakes </li></ul><ul><li>from the morning air </li></ul><ul><li>6. What do you think the poem is talking about? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>7. What imagery is evoked in this poem and what kind of mood does it suggest to you? </li></ul><ul><li>8. Does the phrase ‘less is more’ apply to this poem, or does it need more to bring it to life? Why or why not? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>NYOB by: Rhianna Samson </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing left to say; </li></ul><ul><li>because what’s going on is </li></ul><ul><li>none of your concern </li></ul><ul><li>9. What do you think the poem is talking about? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>10. What kind of mood is created by this poem? </li></ul><ul><li>11. Does the phrase ‘less is more’ apply to this poem, or does it need more to bring it to life? Why or why not? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Haiku by Miranda Reese </li></ul><ul><li>The darkness of night; </li></ul><ul><li>phantoms come to earth once more </li></ul><ul><li>mute screams fill the air </li></ul><ul><li>12. What do you think the poem is talking about? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>13. What kind of mood is created by this poem? </li></ul><ul><li>14. Would the poet have been better off using a different poetic form for this poem? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>15. Does the phrase ‘less is more’ apply to this poem, or does it need more to bring it to life? Why or why not? </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to write Haiku <ul><li>Traditional Haiku contains a kigo , a season word </li></ul><ul><li>Kigo indicates which season the Haiku is set. </li></ul><ul><li>Cherry blossoms indicate spring etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Season word isn't always that obvious </li></ul><ul><li>Use 5-7-5 pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Haikus can be about most subjects </li></ul>
  10. 10. Now It’s Your Turn! <ul><li>Now that you have read Haiku and studied them, it’s time to write your own! </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to the rules for writing Haiku and have fun! </li></ul><ul><li>This is due at the end of class. (Extra credit will be given if you write more than one) </li></ul>

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