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How To Write a Haiku

Watch more How to Write Fiction & Poetry videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/398-How-to-Write-Fiction-and-Poetry Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Create a Japanese-style nature poem by following these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Study Japanese haiku Familiarize yourself with haiku translated from the Japanese. One of the most famous Japanese haiku poems, by Matsuo Basho, is translated into English as "old pond / a frog jumps in / sound of water." Tip English-language haiku are usually written in three lines. The first line has five syllables, the second has seven, and the third has five. Step 2: Select a season Select a season to write about. Your haiku must include one word that evokes nature during this season. Step 3: Select two images Select two images that appeal to the senses for the first two lines of the poem. The images can be rooted in the immediate present, in memory, or in fantasy. Step 4: Add a third line Add a third line that connects the images in the first two lines in a new and surprising way. The third line of Basho's poem evokes surprise by the frog jumping into the water. Did You Know? Computer programs have been written that generate haiku out of random words.
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