writing haiku poetry in lesson 39 you will: 1. understand haiku poetry. 2. analyze haiku poems. 3....
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In Lesson 39 you will:1. Understand haiku poetry. 2. Analyze haiku poems.3. Practice writing haiku poetry.
What is haiku poetry?It is a three line poem about nature.Haiku was originally the beginning part of a set of linked verses called haikai.These verses have been written in Japan since the 16th century. It is very popular in Japan and is widely used in the United States. Writing Poetry
Haiku PoemsHaiku poems are valued for theirsimplicity. The three line poem is very specific and words are chosen carefully to express a thought or idea. Writing Poetry
Haiku PoemsThree line poem about nature:1st line: contains 5 syllables2nd line: contains 7 syllables3rd line: contains 5 syllables
Writing Poetry Lets analyze one together.
1 2 3 4 5A dust/ing of snow 1 2 3 4 5 6 7Cov/ers the daf/fo/dil now 1 2 3 4 5Smoth/er/ing my heart.
Lets answer some questions.Haiku Poetry
What season does the haiku refer to?Why do you think it is that season? It refers to the winter season.It describes snow covering flowers up.How do you think the poet feels aboutwinter? It makes the poet sad because it saysthe heart is covered, too.
Haiku PoetrySnowflakes in the winterFall down softly to the groundSparkle and glimmer.What does the poet think of winter?
The poet thinks the snow is beautifulto look at.
If you want to write a haiku poem but not about nature you will be writing a poem called senryu. This is a poem which follows the haiku form, but does not have to be about nature.
Lets look at some examplesSenryu Poetry
Baseball is temptingAs I stare out the windowAcross my math book.
Taking out the trashIs boring as it getsExcept for sleeping.Senryu Poetry
An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.
by Basho (1644-1694)
Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.
by Soseki (1275-1351)
How to get startedChoose several topics of interest.Brainstorm what you want to say.3. Take your ideas about your topic and begin to place them carefully. Count out your syllables.4. Write 6 poems using both the haiku and the senryu poetry format.Writing Haiku or Senryu Poetry
How to choose a topic:Pick ideas in nature that interest you For haiku poems. For example,seasons, ocean, storms, rain, etc.
To write a senryu poem you can choose any topic outside of nature.For example,any sport, school, person, etc.
Lets do one together.Lets choose the topic of oceans.
Things I think about when I think of oceans: (List everything you want to here and then choose from your list what you want to use)Hungry, angry ocean, playful, teasing, powerful, immense, teaming with life, adventure, travel..
OceanImmense, powerful Playful and teaming with lifeWhat will the tide bring?
Ocean1 2 3 4 5Im/mense, pow/er/ful1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Play/ful and team/ing with life1 2 3 4 5 What will the tide bring?
Reading is Thinking PracticeRead the following passage: Genesis 47:13-31, Message BibleRespond in your journal on the following: 1. What is the main idea of this passage? (Make sure you support your opinion by using the text.)
2. What connections did you make with this story of Joseph? What questions do you have? Share your connections and questions in the Discussion Forum with others taking this course!
3. How did Josephs plan help the people survive?
4. Why did Jacob (Israel), not want to be buried in Egypt?
5. Do you think Joseph was a shrewd business man? Explain.
WritingGood-Bye, until next time!In our next lesson, we will continue our study of poetry. Until then, keep writing! Keep up your reading, too! Use the CROPQV to show reading is thinking!