Haiku
What is a Haiku? <ul><li>A haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Haiku poems consist of only 3 ...
Curving up then down Meeting blue sky and green earth Melding sun and rain What is this haiku about? Copy this haiku and w...
Curving up then down Meeting blue sky and green earth Melding sun and rain How many syllables are there in this haiku? Wri...
Cur/ ving/ up/ then/ down/ Mee/ ting/ blue/ sky/ and/ green/ earth/ Mel/ ding/ sun/ and/ rain/
The Basic Rule  of the Haiku I am first with five Then seven in the middle Five again to end So in summary… -A haiku has 3...
Haikus are usually about nature. They capture the feelings the poet has about it!
The red blossom bends and drips its dew to the ground. Like a tear it falls. What is this haiku about? Copy this haiku and...
The red blossom bends and drips its dew to the ground. Like a tear it falls.
The red blossom bends and drips its dew to the ground. Like a tear it falls. Note that you do  not  always have to write t...
Soft little droplets .................................. .................................. Now write your own haiku by com...
Soft little droplets Which quench mother nature’s thirst making the world green See what the original poet wrote.
Now write your own haiku based on the character of Totoro from the movie. Try to describe what Totoro looks like, or how h...
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Haiku revision

  1. 1. Haiku
  2. 2. What is a Haiku? <ul><li>A haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Haiku poems consist of only 3 lines </li></ul><ul><li>It is usually about nature </li></ul>
  3. 3. Curving up then down Meeting blue sky and green earth Melding sun and rain What is this haiku about? Copy this haiku and write the title.
  4. 4. Curving up then down Meeting blue sky and green earth Melding sun and rain How many syllables are there in this haiku? Write / after each syllable and count.
  5. 5. Cur/ ving/ up/ then/ down/ Mee/ ting/ blue/ sky/ and/ green/ earth/ Mel/ ding/ sun/ and/ rain/
  6. 6. The Basic Rule of the Haiku I am first with five Then seven in the middle Five again to end So in summary… -A haiku has 3 lines. -There are 5 syllables in the first line, -7 syllables in the second line, -And 5 syllables again in the third line - i.e. a total of 17 (5+3+5) syllables altogether!
  7. 7. Haikus are usually about nature. They capture the feelings the poet has about it!
  8. 8. The red blossom bends and drips its dew to the ground. Like a tear it falls. What is this haiku about? Copy this haiku and write the title.
  9. 9. The red blossom bends and drips its dew to the ground. Like a tear it falls.
  10. 10. The red blossom bends and drips its dew to the ground. Like a tear it falls. Note that you do not always have to write the subject of the haiku.
  11. 11. Soft little droplets .................................. .................................. Now write your own haiku by completing lines 2 and 3.
  12. 12. Soft little droplets Which quench mother nature’s thirst making the world green See what the original poet wrote.
  13. 13. Now write your own haiku based on the character of Totoro from the movie. Try to describe what Totoro looks like, or how he behaves in your haiku!

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