What’s the pattern of a haiku? – 2017

What’s the pattern of a haiku?




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Answer: Haiku is one of the most important form of traditional Japanese poetry. A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem.




The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme. Previously called hokku, haiku was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century. Among the greatest traditional haiku poets are Basho, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa, and Masaoka Shiki.





 

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