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Structure, Metrical Requirement, Other Requirement,
There are two versions of structures that are referred to
as Abbreviated Haiku: The first is a poem with the feel of a haiku, but in two lines, one with seven syllables, the second with two syllables. The nature
reference found in the haiku is not mandatory but encouraged.
Because the poet's working room is so very limited, every word
counts. Articles? Who needs them? Adjectives and adverbs? Better be sparing. Just get to the metaphor or action.
This short form is best for a very dense image or short
Being only nine syllables to the entire poem, it has limited
range for expression.
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As with all haiku, the best starting point is the
metaphor, the comparison between a natural event or cycle and the subject of the poem.
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Haiku, Syllabic Verse, Tanka