How to Write a Tanka Poem

How to Write a Tanka Poem

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Tanka is a form of Japanese poetry similar to the Haiku. Like Haiku, Tanka poems are short and do not rhyme, and are usually about a single subject. Haikus have three lines with 5, 7, then 5 syllables, whereas a Tanka poem has 5 lines and 31 syllables in a 5-7-5-7-7 fixed syllable pattern. Japanese Tankas have been found that were written as far back as the fifth century.



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