Haiku [English]

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Syllables: Haiku poems follow a strict syllable count of 5-7-5. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables.


Nature: Haiku poems often focus on nature, with themes including the seasons, the weather, or the beauty of the natural world.


Simplicity: Haiku poems are meant to be simple, with a focus on the essence of the moment being described. Avoid complex words, phrases, or emotions.


Seasonal reference: Haiku poems often include a reference to the season, which adds an extra layer of meaning to the poem.


Cutting words: Cutting words are used in Haiku poems to create a shift in focus, or to add depth to the poem. They can be a word that separates one part of the poem from another, such as "but" or "and."


Attention to sensory detail: Haiku poems are meant to evoke sensory experiences, such as the sound of rain, the smell of blooming flowers, or the feel of a warm breeze.

 

Evocation: Haiku poems aim to evoke a mood or atmosphere, to create a feeling in the reader, rather than simply describing a scene.

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