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A brief description of a haiku and how to write one

Maria Thomas

on 5 August 2010

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Transcript of Haiku

Haiku What is a Haiku? A verse of Japanese origin, consisting of 17 syllables written in three lines. Typically involves allusion, comparison and nature. Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) "An old silent pond
(1- 2- 3- 4- 5)
A frog jumps into the pond
(1- 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7)
Splash! Silence again"
(1- 2- 3- 4- 5) Here Basho exhibits Haiku's 5-7-5 syllable form, comparing the splash of a jumping frog into a quiet pond. "An old silent pond/ A frog jumps into the pond/ Splash! Silence again." Busho, Haiku
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