Forms of Japanese Poetry

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Japanese Poetry Forms: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga and Tanka

 

Poetry Forms
Pattern
Meaning
Katauta
Half
Poem
5,7,7
poems addressed to a lover
Tanka
Short
Poem
5,7,5,7,7
poems addressed to a lover
Sedoka
5,7,7,5,7,7
poems addressed to a lover
Haiku
5,7,5
about nature
 Tan Renkashort linked poem  5,7,77.7  Ist person writes Tan2nd person writes Renka

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