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HAIKU Simply Poetry
HAIKU Example Butterflies are cool in the big, huge, green forest. They fly up so high!
What is Haiku? ? ? • Haiku is a poetic form and a type of poetry from the Japanese culture. • Haiku combines form, content, and language in a meaningful, yet compact form.
Haiku… • write about everyday things. • Many themes include nature, feelings, or experiences. • Usually they use simple words and grammar. • The most common form for Haiku is three short lines. • The first line usually contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables.
Remember, Haiku…. • Haiku doesn't rhyme. • A Haiku must "paint" a mental image in the reader's mind. • This is the challenge of Haiku - to put the poem's meaning and imagination in the reader's mind in ONLY 17 syllables over just three (3) lines of poetry
HOW TO WRITE HAIKU? STEP 1. BRAINSTORM YOUR IDEAS - Pick a topic of interest. - Brainstorm words that associate with this topic. - Make a good list so that this will provide you with a word bank for your haiku. STEP 2. FORMAT YOUR HAIKU. - Now that you have your word bank, lets start your haiku. - The haiku consists of 3 lines. - The first line contains 5 syllables. - The second line consists of 7 syllables. - The third line consists of 5 syllables. - YOU MUST FOLLOW THIS FORMAT!
STEP 3. MESSAGES OF HAIKU - The haiku conveys a short message - Rhyme is not important Here is another example of Haiku : I walk in the park, The park is very windy, I lost my old hat
Samples of Haiku A fat bee stings me, It hurts very badly but, I do not cry though. Moths go flying by. They are very beautiful, Fluttering around. Ladybugs are red, And have black spots on their wings. Experts at flying. The bee flies quickly. It turns around and stings me. Then falls to the ground.
Can you fill in the seven syllable line? ? ? Green elms in the woods ________________ Standing tall and proud
Can you fill in the two five syllable lines? ? ? ______________ The petals bend to the earth ______________
We are going to make Haiku Art History Tunnel Books. • First, you will pick an artist’s name out of my bag. • Then you will find an artwork by that artist. • You will write a Haiku about this artwork. • Finally, you will recreate the artwork in the form of a tunnel book.
This is my Haiku…. A street in Venice. He watches as she glides by. Red bow in her hair. John Singer Sargent, Street in Venice, c. 1882.