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Copy of Haiku Slideshow

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Vanessa Stenulson

on 29 January 2013

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What is a haiku? A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry. Now you decide.... Traditionally, haikus are
written about nature, a season, or an intense emotion... What if you can't find the right word
to use in your haiku? Use resources to find synonyms or more creative and descriptive words to incorporate into your poem... What resources?? dictionary
Internet resources...... http://www.merriam-webster.com/
online dictionary http://visual.merriam-webster.com/
online visual dictionary http://thesaurus.com/
online thesaurus http://www.visualthesaurus.com/
online visual thesaurus ? ? ? ? ? ? Need some more poetry resources? http://www.poetryclass.net/resource.htm
anything related to poetry...biographies, timelines of poets, poems, etc.
a glossary of poetic terms http://www.bartleby.com/verse/
poetry database Still having trouble?? Check out these videos for more help on writing haikus... and... What now? Post your haiku poem to the class blog.
View some haikus written by classmates
Comment on a classmate's haiku that
you find interesting and explain why Is this a haiku? Sixth grade is super.
English is my best subject.
I love poetry. It has five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second, and five in the last line. But why? Sixth - grade - is - su - per.
Eng - lish - is - my - best sub - ject.
I - love - po - e - try. 5 7 5 How about this one? Alarm rings at six.
Why do I have to wake up?
I hate mornings. The first line is OK - it has five syllables. A - larm - rings - at - six. 5 The middle line is fine
as well, with seven... Why - do - I - have - to - wake - up? 7 I - hate - morn - ings. 4 There are only 4 syllables...it needs 5.
What other word can we use? Loathe? - No, it doesn't have
enough syllables. What about Detest? YES. I - de - test morn - ings 5 ...but can also be written about any topic •Haiku - style writing has been around since the 9th century . He lived in the 1600’s. How many lines? How many syllables per line? How many syllables total? 3 5, 7, 5 17 What should I write about? •Typically haikus are written about nature or a season. •Focus on a single emotion or topic you want to •As a form of poetry the poet can determine what their topic is. What about the 3rd line? A few more examples... As the wind does blow
Across the trees, I see the
Buds blooming in May Silence around us
Our watchful eyes hear the world
Hands do the talking A Japanese man named Basho
is considered the "father" of haiku.
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