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What is a Haiku? What is a Tanka?

Haiku

For our purposes we will keep it simple

A haiku consists of 3 lines

The lines do not rhyme

Haiku traditionally consist of 17 syllables

The syllable pattern is 5-7-5

Tanka

5-7-5-7-7

The lines do not rhyme

 

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4 comments on “What is a Haiku? What is a Tanka?

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  4. The Guern
    June 7, 2018

    I find “The lines do not rhyme.” too restrictive. I prefer, “The lines are not required to rhyme.” What if a line happens to rhyme with another? What could possibly go wrong?

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