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What do we write about?

Most often, haiku poems are about seasons or nature, though you can write your own haiku about anything you like. If you don’t want to
write about nature, and would prefer to write haiku about candy or sports, that is perfectly okay.
One more thing to keep in mind is that the last line of a haiku usually makes an observation. That is, the third line points out
something about the subject you are writing about.
Let’s see how we can put these few rules together get your started writing your own haiku poems.

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1. The dark mountains sigh Hunched backs aching And the purple skies moan Spitting ruthless winds And coughing throaty thunder
2. Today the strong, grassy shoulders Of the earth Are too tired To life the sun So we sink back into a foggy sleep
3. The Japanese maple Seems somber today Fiery red soul Subdued By the quiet morning fog
Jennie Rose Goodkin, age 14 Bellevue, Washington Lakeside Middle School Teacher: Susan Mortensen

What is Haiku Poetry

Haiku is a poetic form and a type of poetry from the Japanese culture. It combines form, content, and language in a meaningful, yet compact form. Haiku poets, which you will soon be, write about everyday things. Many themes include nature, feelings, or experiences. Usually they use simple words and grammar.
The most common form for Haiku is three short lines. The first line usually contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables.
Haiku doesn’t rhyme. A Haiku must “paint” a mental image in the reader’s mind. This is the challenge of Haiku – to put the poem’s meaning and imagery in the reader’s mind in ONLY 17 syllables over just three (3) lines of poetry!

Autumn Haiku poetry by Jean Aked

Elements of Poetry Alliteration

Glossary of Terms: Elements of Poetry Alliteration: The repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words that are close together. Ex: The sneaky, slippery snake. Allusion: A reference to someone or something that is known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or some other branch of culture (with out say the name).
Context Clues: Using words surrounding unknown words to determine their meaning. Couplet: Two consecutive lines of poetry that work together. Drawing Conclusions: Use written cues to figure out something that is not directly stated. Free Verse: Poetry that does not conform to a regular meter or rhyme scheme.
Haiku: Presents a vivid picture and the poet’s impressions, sometimes with suggestions of spiritual insight. The traditional haiku is three lines long: the first line is five syllables, the second is seven syllables, and the third line is five syllables.
Hyperbole: A figure of speech that uses incredible exaggeration, or overstatement, for effect.
Ex. I could eat a horse right now. There were a million people at the game.
Imagery: The use of language to evoke a picture or a concrete sensation of a person, a thing, a place, or an experience.
Inferring: Giving a logical guess based on the facts or evidence presented using prior knowledge to help “read between the lines”
Irony: In general, it is the difference between the way something appears and what is actually true.
Meaning: What the poem is about.
Metaphor: A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things without using the words like or as. Ex. Education is a life raft in the ocean.
Mood: The feeling created in the reader by the poem or story.
Onomatopoeia: The use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning. Ex. Boom! Smash! Pow! Pssst. Ssshh! Buzz. Splash. Etc.

Haiku Examples

A haiku poem consists of three lines, with the first and last line having five moras, and the middle line having seven. A mora is a sound unit, much like a syllable, but is not identical to it. Since the moras do not translate well into English, it has been adapted and syllables are used as moras. Haiku poems date from 9th century Japan to the present day. Haiku is more than a type of poem; it uses uses visual language to convey the essence of an experience of nature or the season intuitively linked to the human condition.

Traditional haiku
Traditional haiku often focuses on very simple subjects while providing an interesting or unexpected perspective. Two distinct images are usually placed in juxtaposition, allowing the reader to see an enlightening connection between the two. Like a good joke, the first part serves as set-up while the second part delivers the punchline. As exemplified in this Haiku by Masaoka Shiki:
Consider me
As one who loved poetry
And persimmons.

Other haiku poets are more concerned that their haiku focuses on “showing” as opposed to “telling”, i.e., describing rather than explaining. Haiku uses an economy of words to paint a multi-tiered painting, without “telling all”. As famed haiku poet Matsuo Bashō put it, “The haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of its subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent, we never tire of.”