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How To Write a Haiku

Watch more How to Write Fiction & Poetry videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - 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: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - 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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