This poetry form originated in Japan many centuries ago. It is restricted by specific syllable counts in the lines, 17 syllables written in three lines of 5/7/5.

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Can you write a haiku (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables) with the word “hope” in it?

Will the trying times

Make us dumber or smarter?

Man, I sure hope so


Can you write me a haiku poem?

April is springtime

it is windy and rainy

animals are born

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What are some examples of haiku poetry about cats?

My cat plays all day

Running, jumping, twisting, too

My cat is crazy!


What adventures does your future hold haiku's?



Where did the haiku poem originate from?

Haiku came from Japan.


Examples of cinquain poems?

This is what i have come up with:


Precious, Awesome

Brightens every moment

Love every minute together



How is haiku part of Japanese traditions?

this will help read the lesson

Rhyming Words

What rhymes with gouge?


Source: Rhyme.com

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What are some examples of Haiku poetry?

An English written haiku poem is usually focused on nature (this includes seasons). The poem expresses a single feeling or impression. It contains three lines that do not rhyme. The syllables are traditionally broken up this way:

Line One: Five Syllables

Line Two: Seven Syllables

Line Three: Five Syllables

Some examples:

Melodic starlight

Serenade us with your song

In the twilight hours.

Shy little songbird

where is your bright color now?

On this dreary day?

here are some examples of free form haiku very much preferred in various journals and zines:

The perfume

from her armpits --


Though little

her snowman smiling

white backyard

Pausing between bites

on the guava tree

the parrots

Sunny morning:

a snake slides through the fence

looking for a prey

Sea waves

roll from faraway

white peaks


What is the format of a haiku?

3 lines

first line, 5 syllables

second line, 7 syllables

third line, 5 syllables In English, Haiku is written in three lines with each line having an exact number of syllables. The first line contains five syllables, line two contains seven syllables, and line three contains five syllables. In Japanese, Haiku also has three parts, but can be written as one line. And instead of counting syllables, the Japanese count sounds. Haiku is required to 'suggest' a single season somehow. It might be directly, by using a word like 'blossom' for Spring, or 'snow' for Winter, or indirectly, by tone, imagery or pace.

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What is the traditional use for a rangoli pattern?

Traditional use of rangoli is to decorate our home entrance. It is made on floor in front of the main entrance of our home(traditionally) or after the main entrance in the house(nowadays). Main purpose is to welcome guests and god in the home as well as to feel the home with joy.


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Is there a common theme in the 5 books of the Torah?

There are many themes, but one common theme is that God created the world and continues to be involved in the world after creation and throughout history (as evidenced by God's taking the Jewish people out of Egyptian bondage). The whole Torah is very much focused on the description of how the Jewish people came about and were chosen to bring God's message to the world by keeping His commandments and statutes. Furthermore, the ideal place in which this message can be carried forth is in the Land of Israel.

Answer 2

From my perspective, the most common theme in the Torah is that no matter how many times a person makes a mistake, they can always work to correct their mistakes and become a better person and therefore closer to God.

Answer 3

The theme of the Torah is the relationship between God and those who chose to serve Him.

  • How accurate is the Torah-tradition?
Archaeological finds, such as the Ugarit documents and those of Nuzu, Mari, Susa, Ebla, and Tel el-Amarna, have repeatedly caused the critics to retract their claims. The entire social milieu portrayed in the Torah, once criticized as anachronistic, has been shown to be historically accurate, including customs of marriage, adoption, contracts, inheritance, purchases, utensils, modes of travel, people's names and titles, etc. Professor Gleason Archer Ph.D of Harvard University states: "In case after case where historical inaccuracy was alleged as proof of late and spurious authorship of the biblical documents, the Hebrew record has been vindicated by the results of excavations, and the condemnatory judgment of the theorists have been proved to be without foundation."

How do you write a haiku poem?

You use 5-7-5 syllables. here is a 5 syllable (get-ting bet-er dave?) that's an example of a five syllable sentence, but don't do sentences on it do it like these examples that I made for you guys.

eg. Haiku Seasons

In Summer Breezes

Be There Youthful Memories

Now Growing Older.


In Autumn Leavings

Be There Faithful Colourings

Now Growing Fewer


In Winter Freezes

Be There Painful Legacies

Now Growing Colder


In Springtime Glories

Be There Joyful Romances

Now Growing Sweeter


Through Haiku Seasons

Be There Fruitful Evergreens

Now Growing Wiser


[Author:Michael Coldham-Fussell]

eg. By: Ravonseed

Or a tor i cal

Per en ni al di lem ma

To com pose hai ku


By a gol den hedge

A cat breaks cov er leaps high

Clap ping pige ons fly

Historically, a haiku is any stanza of a haikai-no-renga (often called renga - a linked poem with alternating stanzas usually played as a game and therefore composed by several writers). It has since evolved into it's own genre/style.

Typically, a haiku contains less than 17 syllables (according to Wikipedia, most modern English haiku contains between 10 and 14 syllables; according to Higginson, most haiku average 12 syllables).

A haiku can actually be between 1 and 5 lines, with no line or syllable pattern other than what the writer prefers to use (a haiku does utilize rhythmic units but this isn't always based on syllable count).

Traditional haiku is usually written as 1 line with several spaces between certain parts of the poems - those spaces are often translated into English as lines (especially in earlier poems; some modern haiku utilizes the 1-line scheme). For examples, refer to works by Ozaki Hosai, Yosa Buson, Matsuo Basho, and Nakatsuka Ippekiro.

There's not a huge focus on grammar in haiku - don't try to use complete sentences. The haiku may or may not be titled. It may or may not contain punctuation and capitalization.

A haiku doesn't use metaphor or simile. Many writers utilize comparison and contrast between two images that (often) seem to be unrelated at first glance.

There is no rhyming pattern to haiku; rhyme disrupts the imagery. And imagery is what haiku is all about.

Haiku relates an experience and/or describes an object/event - by describe, I mean that a haiku utilizes one (or more) of the five senses in relation to the object or event. It paints an image.

A haiku also doesn't reference emotions - emotion is what each individual reader brings to the haiku. This allows one haiku to have multiple meanings among a wide variety of readers.


How do you write haiku on foods?

As long as you stick to the syllable plan of 5-7-5 anything goes.

I like bananas

They are yellow, long and firm

I eat them at lunch

Broccoli is evil

Green and bushy, healthy too

Yet it tastes so yuck


Where does haiku originate?


Example Sentences

What is an example of a Haiku?

In a Haiku the first line contains 5 syllables, second line 7, and third line 5. It traditionally does not rhyme.


Summer is coming winter is coming

kids get sick

and we drink hot cocoa by:lolipopmaster

Kids play all day in the sun

Then we go to sleep

In a haiku poem, there are 17 syllables in all!

Here is a famous one:

An old silent pond...

A frog jumps into the pond,

splash! Silence again.

by Basho (1644-1694)


What does a good Haiku have?

A good haiku has three lines, and is most likely about nature and things like that.

It doesn't have to rhyme, either.

GOOD example: The tree, a beautiful creation

In the fall, leaves leave.

The tree, oh tree, a beautiful creation.

Also, in a Great, not good, haiku, the last line can be like the first.

BAD example: My Iphone was ringing, which was annoying.

I told my Iphone to SHUT UP.

Sadly, i was on the subway, so people started staring.

Don't have a haiku have stuff about electronics, items, etc. You know what I mean.

It should be about nature and earth and everything. not society. That's just my opinion! Hope this helps! (By The Way, I just made up these haikus i did NOT NOT NOT steal them. If there is another just like them, i promise i did not copy them!)


How do you say haiku?

It is pronounced: high - coo.

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What is the Japanese symbol for loss or mourning?

The Japanese for Mourning is: 嘆くこと. And The Japanese for Loss is: 損失


What is a haiku?

Haiku is a type of non rhyming poetry form invented by the Japanese. Many haiku are inspired by seasons and nature. These poems are composed of 17 syllables.

Beautiful flowers
Gleaming white and pink blossoms
The scent of heaven


What are the characteristics of Haiku poetry?

A haiku consists of 3 lines. The 1st line has 5 syllables, and the second has 7, the third has 5 again. A haiku poem is usually about nature.

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Longest river in south America?

The Amazon River.

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Can haikus be fiction?

Yes, a haiku can be fictional or nonfictional. The only rule you need to follow when writing a haiku is to have 5 syllables in the first sentence, 7 in the next, and 5 again in the last. Otherwise, your haiku can be about anything you please.


What is a example of a rhyming Haiku poem?

Lying in the sun

Thinking over things I've done

Summer has begun

Underneath the trees

I hear the buzzing of bees

I feel the cool breeze

With no sense of time

I'm in a good state of mind

Summer is so kind


What do you think of my haiku?

Birds are innocent,

Except when they are loaded.

Sometimes sh*t happens.


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