How many lines are in a haiku?
There are 3 lines in a Haiku.
To start a haiku you need a topic. Then you express that topic through three lines. the first line is five syllables the second, seven and the third, five. If you can't express your topic in three lines, you can write multiple haiku, or a cinquain. A cinquain is five lines the syllables in each line being two, four, six, eight, and then two.
There aren't a lot of similarities Both have a strict format (number of lines) Both have a pattern for the lines (haiku=number of syllables, limerick=rhyming scheme) Both express a amusing or investing content DifferencesL Haiku don't have to rhyme Limericks are generally amusing, not evocative Haiku work best in japanese