Examples of haiku in a Sentence
He has written many beautiful haiku.
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Bonus gratitude haiku: raceAhead dream team, data queens Stacy and Grace.
In the quiet of the bath, I was reminded of another Bashō haiku: Unnoticed by worldly people, The chestnut tree Is in full bloom.
Fittingly, then, the prefecture is also the birthplace of Matsuo Bashō, the beloved 17th-century poet and traveler who helped popularize haiku.
One was a pastoral song lyric about summer memories by the composer Yoshinao Nakada, the other a haiku of Ms. Buechner’s devising about the unrewarded devotion of a New York Mets fan.
As their pentatonic melodies and Western harmonies recapitulate the cultural conflict, their lyrics achieve the pith and mystery of haiku.
To celebrate National Poetry Month, put a haiku poem on a button to wear.
Link compared the program to modern-day haiku generators (charming enough) and (maddeningly useless).
For one project, girls write a haiku and then create a video to illustrate the poem.
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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: 1902See Words from the same year
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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