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					POETRY FROM AROUND THE WORLD!
Haiku


        Japanese Poetry
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
 very carefully
 Influence by Buddhism = simplicity
 Usually focus on nature
 Author creates an IMAGE with words
Yosa Buson
Spring rain:
Telling a tale as they go
Straw cape, umbrella




                        Spring rain:
                        Soaking on the roof
                        A child’s rag ball
Matsuo Basho
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.
Kobayashi Issa

         Melting snow:
        And on the village
        Fall the children.
Poetic Techniques

 Alliteration: repetition of consonant
 sounds at the beginning of a series of
 words

 Assonance: repetition of vowel
 sounds in or at the beginning of a
 series of words
Directions

 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

				
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