POETRY FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
What is Haiku?
A poem of 17 syllables and 3 lines
1st and 3rd line have 5 syllables
2nd line has 7 syllables
Syllable = beat
example: syll-ab-le (3 syllables)
What makes them poetry?
The ideas are compressed into the
smallest form possible
The author has to choose their words
Influence by Buddhism = simplicity
Usually focus on nature
Author creates an IMAGE with words
Telling a tale as they go
Straw cape, umbrella
Soaking on the roof
A child’s rag ball
Poverty’s child -
he starts to grind the rice,
and gazes as the moon
The sun’s way:
hollyhocks turn toward it
through all the rain of May.
And on the village
Fall the children.
Alliteration: repetition of consonant
sounds at the beginning of a series of
Assonance: repetition of vowel
sounds in or at the beginning of a
series of words
Create your own Haiku
Use alliteration and assonance
Pick an image to describe
Create a word bank first with at least
three of the following parts of speech:
nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs