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What is a western tanka?

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A Western (English) tanka is a form of poetry, similar to haiku. While the traditional Japanese tanka consists of 5 lines, with lines 1 and 3 having 5 syllables while the others have 7, syllables don't matter in a Western tanka. They are just supposed to be 5 lines, usually using nature imagery.

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