Formats of a Tanka and Haiku

Formats of a Tanka and Haiku

A Lesson by GalaxyGhost
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Reviews the format of these Japanese poem types.

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Tanka
The format is five lines, each has a particular amount of syllables.

LINE 1 - 5 Syllables
LINE 2 - 7 Syllables
LINE 3 - 5 Syllables
LINE 4 - 7 Syllables
LINE 5 - 7 Syllables

Haiku
Similar to a Tanka, this poem style only has three lines that has this format:

LINE 1 - 5 Syllables
LINE 2 - 7 Syllables
LINE 3 - 5 Syllables

With these poems, it usually is using words that are descriptive and to the point that paints a picture.


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Hello! I'm a student and writer. I love writing short stories of various fictional genres including mystery, suspense, fantasy, supernatural, and some poetry. Fun facts about me: -I write in jour..