Haiku
Haiku
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Haiku poems are generally written to describe
nature.
The most widely recognized form consists of a
three-line stanza that has a total of 17 syllables,
written in the following pattern:
Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables
Clouds float slowly by
Fluffy, lumpy, cotton balls
Silver, gray, and white
Descriptive Haiku
Bursting in bright hues
Splashing colors all about
Autumn leaves must fall
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What is the subject of this poem?
Identify the nouns in this poem.
Identify the verbs in this poem.
Identify the adjectives in this poem.
Descriptive Haiku
Forest finery
Of purest green, ferns boast their
Delicate beauty
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What is the subject of this poem?
Identify the nouns in this poem.
Identify the verbs in this poem.
Identify the adjectives in this poem.
Brainstorm
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With a partner, brainstorm nature-related
topics.
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You both must record your answers on a
piece of looseleaf.
Choose a Topic
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Choose one of your nature-related topics.
Brainstorm words and phrases that describe
that topic. Write your ideas on a piece of
looseleaf.
Writing Haiku
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Using your topic and list of descriptive words and
phrases, write a haiku.
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Please remember:
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First line: 5 syllables
Second line: 7 syllables
Third line: 5 syllables
Your poem should create a visual image about
your topic.
Haiku Comic Strips
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Haiku poems create visual images. Some
writers choose to write haiku in the form of
a comic strip.
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Haiku poems are generally written to describe nature