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Tanka

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Other Requirement

 
Description: 

Japanese syllable-based five line poem with syllable counts: 5 / 7 / 5 / 7 / 7. The abbreviated version can be: 2 / 3 / 2 / 3 / 3.

 
Origin: 

Japanese

 
Schematic: 
xxxxx
xxxxxxx
xxxxx
xxxxxxx
xxxxxxx

or

xx
xxx
xx
xxx
xxx
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

5

 
Examples: 

 
See Also:  

Abbreviated Haiku I, Abbreviated Haiku II, Choka, Haikai no Renga, Haiku, Renga, Renga Chain, Senryu, Somonka, Syllabic Verse, Waka

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 
 
 

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