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Haiku


  • Three-line unrhymed poems consisting of 17 syllables that express a single idea, image, or feeling that is generally related to nature. For three-line unrhymed humorous poems consisting of 17 syllables that generally satirize human nature or emotions see [Senryu.]

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    • Haiku
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    • Haikus
    • Hokku
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  • Sources

    • found: Beckson, K. Literary terms, 1989(Haiku: an unrhymed Japanese poem, usually consisting of seventeen join (Japanese symbol-sounds), which records the essence of a moment keenly perceived, usually linking nature to human nature. Though there is not fixed form for Japanese haiku, foreign adaptations, particularly those developed by Americans poets, have usually consisted of three lines of five, seven, and five syllables.)
    • found: Cuddon, J. A dictionary of literary terms and literary theory, 1991(Haiku: A Japanese verse form consisting of seventeen syllables in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. Such a poem expresses a single idea, image or feeling.)
    • found: Britannica online, July 24, 2013(senryū: a three-line unrhymed Japanese poem structurally similar to a haiku but treating human nature usually in an ironic or satiric vein. It is also unlike haiku in that it usually does not have any references to the seasons. Senryū developed from haiku and became especially popular among the common people about the 18th century)
    • found: Shadow poetry, via WWW, July 25, 2013:haiku and senryu (definition of senryu: a Japanese poem similar in structure to haiku, but more concerned with human nature, and is often humorous or satiric--usually in three lines of seventeen kana; the primary difference between haiku and senryu is the tone. Senryu is much more concerned with human nature, political issues and satiric humor)
    • found: LCSH, Oct. 22, 2014(Haiku. UF Haikus; Hokku)
  • General Notes

    • Three-line unrhymed poems consisting of 17 syllables that express a single idea, image, or feeling that is generally related to nature. For three-line unrhymed humorous poems consisting of 17 syllables that generally satirize human nature or emotions see [Senryu.]
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    • Note under [Senryu]
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    • 2014-12-01: new
    • 2015-12-02: revised
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