Examples of haiku in a sentence
He has written many beautiful haiku.
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A haiku is an unrhymed Japanese poetic form that consists of 17 syllables arranged in three lines containing five, seven, and five syllables, respectively. A haiku expresses much and suggests more in the fewest possible words. The form gained distinction in the 17th century, when Basho, a Japanese poet considered the greatest practitioner of the form, elevated it to a highly refined art. It remains Japan’s most popular poetic form. The Imagist poets (1912–30) and others have imitated the form in English and other languages.
Origin and Etymology of haiku
First Known Use: 1902
HAIKU Defined for Kids
Definition of haiku for Students
: a Japanese poem or form of poetry without rhyme having three lines with the first and last lines having five syllables and the middle having seven
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