Haiku. Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Haiku Slide 2 Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry. Slide 3 The very first books ever written in Japanese were collections of legends and poems. The most famous kind of Japanese poem is the haiku, a very short poem with only three lines. Slide 4 The most famous haiku poet was Basho (1644-1694). This is an English translation of his best known poem: The old pond A frog jumps in Sound of water Slide 5 Haiku poems consist of 3 lines The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. Slide 6 Heres a Haiku to help you remember I am first with five Then seven in the middle-- Five again to end. Slide 7 Remember A syllable is a part of a word pronounced as a unit. It is usually made up of a vowel alone or a vowel with one or more consonants. The word syllable has 3 syllables: sylla-ble Slide 8 poetry How many syllables are in the word poetry? po-e-try 3 syllables: po-e-try haiku How many syllables are in the word haiku? hai-ku 2 syllables: hai-ku Slide 9 Since the Haiku poet only has 3 lines to work with, Haiku poems are usually written about one simple thing. Slide 10 An animal, a season of the year, a raindrop or a snowflake are all examples of things you might write a Haiku about. Slide 11 Haiku poems can almost act like a riddle. Try writing a Haiku poem about a certain animal, but dont mention the animals name. See if your friends can guess what you wrote about. Slide 12 Here is an example Green and speckled legs, Hop on logs and lily pads Splash in cool water. Slide 13 What animal do you think this Haiku is describing? Slide 14 Before you write your own haiku What types of things are haiku poems usually written about? Things found in nature. Slide 15 How many lines does a haiku poem have? 3 lines How many syllables in each line? First line: 5 Second line: 7 Third line: 5 Slide 16 Now its your turn Write your own What am I? Haiku </p>