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Poetry Quest-Haiku

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Kigo Poetry Quest- Haiku By: Sylvia + Zoe! "There is nothing in religion which cannot be found in poetry" - George Bataille 17 syllables

= 3 lines
= 5-7-5 summer autumn winter spring
Kireji cutting word ; - CHARACTERISTICS HISTORY Tanka 9th – 12th centuries Religious or courtly themes 5-7-5-7-7 syllable structure Written by 2 different poet This chain of verse = RENGA aka. starting verse Hokku Hokku began to be written and read as individual poems in the 19th century first part of the tanka (5-7-5) HAIKU Focuses our attention on a single, insightful moment. Closely tied to the Japanese aesthetic of Yugen and the spirituality of Buddhism By: Sylvia + Zoe CHARACTERISTIC HISTORY SUBJECT Unrhymed, short Japanese poetic form
consists of 17 syllables in total, arranged in 3 lines of 5-7-5
Focuses our attention on a single, insightful moment.
Tied with Japanese aesthetic of Yugen and the spirituality of Buddhism Tanka Hokku HAIKU 9th – 12th centuries
Religious or courtly themes
5 lines
5-7-5-7-7 syllable structure
Written by 2 poets
This chaining of verses = Renga Aka. Starting verse
Began to be written and read as individual poems from the 16th century Kigo Winter Autumn Spring Summer Kireji often used in the end of the three phrases ; - formed in the 17th century Nature The old pond;
a frog jumps in -
the sound of the water.
や 込む 
水の音
furu ike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto
古池や 
蛙飛込む 
水の音
古池や 
蛙飛込む 
水の音
Pronunciation: Pronunciation: Pronunciation: Original Japanese: Most famous poem in Japan
Kireji: * ; * & * - *
Kigo: *frog*
Represents a moment of genuine, fresh experience in that moment Who is
Basho??? A master of Haiku poetry
(1644-94) Personal Life Born 1644 in Ueno, Japan
died at 1694 Nov.28, Osaka,Japan introduced to poetry at a young age The old pond Career the first great poet
in the history of haiku
<Oku no Hosomichi road>
The most famous Haiku book
created by Basho
wrote nearly 18 books
almost 50 famous
Haiku poem Inspirations The thought of Tchouang-tseu,
(philosopher in the
4th century B.C)
influenced greatly Basho
Basho's Haikus are dramatic
Inspretae by nature Challenges Basho is most famous for
a travel-journal called
<The Narrow Road of Oku>.

he attempts to resolve
the difficulties associated
with living in the dusty world
of samsara Born in a low income famaily A video about Matsuo Basho
and his Haiku Works Consulted "Basho" Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition.
Encyclopædia Britannica, 2011. Web. 11 Apr. 2011.
<http://school.eb.com/eb/article-9013602>. Classical Japanese Database, Web.16.April.2011 <http://carlsensei.com/classical/index.php/author/view/1> Example 2 First day of Spring First day of Spring-
I keep thinking about
The end of autumn
-Matsuo Basho Kireji:* - *
Kigo:*season* This poem means
that people are always
thinking ahead,
and not really realizing what is happening at that
very moment. Poetry Quest-
Haiku
By: Zoe Zhao &
Sylvia Tsai Haiku The old pond;
a frog jumps in -
the sound of the water.
The old pond;
a frog jumps in -
the sound of the water.
The old pond;
a frog jumps in -
the sound of the water.
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