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Haiku

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Other Requirement, Simple

 
Description: 

Japanese sylable-based three line poem with syllable counts: 5 / 7 / 5 or 3 / 5 / 3. A reference to nature is expected. This a form that is wonderful for metaphorical descriptions. One person described it as: "an inquiry into the nature of the universe."

 
Origin: 

Japanese

 
Schematic: 
xxxxx
xxxxxxx
xxxxx

or

xxx
xxxxx
xxx
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

3

 
Line/Poem Length: 

3

 
Examples: 

 
See Also:  

Abbreviated Haiku I, Abbreviated Haiku II, Choka, Haikai no Renga, Renga, Renga Chain, Senryu, Tanka

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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