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What is a Haiku?

Well a Haiku is a Japenese poem; these poems have a certain amount of lines and syllables. The pattern for the syllables goes like this: the first line has 5, second has 7 and the third line 5 syllables.  Haikus also only have 3 lines. Here is some examples of Haikus.

Snow                                          Animals     

Snow is falling down,                Bumble bees and Flies,              

landing on the frosty ground,    Elephants and Jelly-Fish,

yes winter has come.                Horses and Donkeys.

lashing Rain                             Warning Floods

Rain is pouring down,                Floods are rising,    

Filling the streets of Wotton      My House is full of water,

 Right to the very top.           Lashing at the walls.




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Comment 1 Comment by Mr Jones on 11 Jan 13 at 4:25pm | Quote this comment
A great explanation and some fantastic examples of Haiku's, Teya. I love the phrase "water lashing at the walls."
Growing green - take care with spellings and capital letters.
I am really looking forward to the poems that you are going to be producing as we look at different types of poetry.

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