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Structure, Metrical Requirement, Other Requirement,
There are two versions of structures that are referred to
as Abbreviated Haiku. In this case, it is a haiku that is using less than the typical 5/7/5 or 3/5/3 structure. They might even be as short as 2/3/2 syllables
on the three lines, respectively. The idea is to capture the spirit and sparseness of the Haiku as it is in Japanese, rather than adhering to the formal
structure that does not jump the language gap well.
The language tends to be sparse and dense without articles or
Like the entire haiku family, this form is excellent for
conveying a single quick image or metaphor.
This form would probably not do well for long narratives or
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The most important part of the poem is a natural
metaphor that gives you the hinge to hang your poem on.
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Haiku, Syllabic Verse, Tanka