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Friday, June 1, 2012

The Poetry Pit ~ Haiku!

Dear Readers,

Once again, it is time for the brand new Poetry Pit, but this time it is going to be a little different.  Today I will focus on a special kind of poetry called haiku! Haiku is a short type of poem that comes from Japan.

Haiku has:  three lines, seventeen syllables, and is usually about nature.  The pattern for the syllables in the haiku is:
5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables

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Here are some tips to help you write a haiku!

First, pick something in nature to write about.
Next, brainstorm as many adjectives, verbs, or phrases that go with that topic.
Finally, choose the best words and phrases.

Be sure it follows the rules of haiku.

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TOPIC:  spring

BRAINSTORM:  roses, daisies, iris, golden poppies, tulips, sunflowers blooming, blossoming, sunshine, grasses popping up, quails, robins hopping, bunnies, puppies, hatching, trees popping out fruit


Red tulips blooming.
Bunnies nibble new green grass
Fruits juicy and sweet!

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TOPIC:  deer
BRAINSTORM:  brown, furry, doe, roam, antlers, enormous ears.  


They roam in the field.
Enormous ears pointing up
A brown furry doe!

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Can you write a haiku?
What helped you learn how to do a haiku?
Can you name any other types of poetry?