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Haiku Poem

What is a Haiku Poem?

A Haiku is a Japanese poem which can also be known as a Hokku. A Haiku poem is similar to a Tanka, but has fewer lines. A Haiku is a type of poetry that can be written on many themes, from love to nature.

What is the Structure of a Haiku Poem?

A Haiku consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables.

Each line has a set number of syllables see below:

Line 1 - 5 syllables
Line 2 - 7 syllables
Line 3 - 5 syllables