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Haiku

presentation for 1st-5th grades/overview of Haiku poetry and how to write it
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Diane Collier

on 1 May 2011

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Transcript of Haiku

What is Haiku? Haiku is a form of poetry, first made popular in Japan, which has become appreciated
around the world. Haiku poets are challenged to convey a vivid message in only 17 syllables. Famous haiku by Basho Haiku in English is written in 3 lines and follows this form:
5-7-5 syllables Traditional haiku poems must contain a "kigo" which is a word that will tell the reader what season it is. This snowy morning
That black crow I hate so much ....
But he's beautiful!

—Basho Haiku poems can be about anything, but are often about nature. The poem may appeal strongly to one of the five senses. One of the greatest Haiku poets was the Samurai, Basho (1644-94). Basho traveled throughout Japan writing and further developing the Haiku style. He died in Osaka, Japan in 1694, and continued to write haiku up until his death. An old pond!
A frog jumps in-
The sound of water.

—Basho How to write a Haiku? In English, must have
5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables Here's a Haiku to help you remember:

I am first with five
Then seven in the middle --
Five again to end.
hello, mourning doves
collecting seeds and berries --
your nestlings coo, coo Let's try writing one! http://titanpad.com/ywBri75SVD Wallpoem in Leiden, the Netherlands, of the poem The Rough Sea by the Japanese poet Matsuo Bashõ (1644 - 1694 Kinkoku, Yokoi (1761-1832): A portrait of the poet Basho, with his most famous poem "An old pond - a frog jumps in -" (c.1820). Haiku by Liz Garton Scanlon
4/27/2011 Scholastic.com
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