Ancient Pond. Many of you who may understand what a haiku is may associate or may think about the famous poet in Japan Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) and his famous poem. “A small ancient pond! Behold the sound of water The frog plunges in.” When you think of haikus, you may already think of a short poem with a deeper meaning.
A haiku is a Japanese poem. It uses symbolisms in poetry. The haiku follows a set of elements in poetry that make it stand out. What makes the haiku so unique from other kinds of poems is the fact that it has seventeen stanzas, and in each stanza you have three lines.
We know that a haiku is a Japanese poem that expresses and symbolizes nature and the theme of a haiku is mostly about nature and seasons. To make a haiku, one must at least understand the format, the theme, the jargon they use and of course the figurative language that can be found in a haiku. With that being said, here are some tips to help you make your very own haiku.
The haiku’s format has seventeen stanzas. Each stanza has about three lines with a format of five syllables for the first and third line, while the second has seven lines. Just as there is a format for any other kind of poem, a haiku’s format has to follow the strict five-seven-five for each line of each stanza. Follow the outline format.
You may also have noticed as you write or you may have seen in examples of a haiku the different jargon that they use. Even in poetry itself, haikus and other poems share this same element. The use of different words to express what the poet is conveying through the stanzas.
Along the way, you may also want to use figurative analogy in your haiku, which is totally fine as long as you stick to the general format and theme. Some examples of Haiku being translated to English may also have some figures of speech in them, like the onomatopoeia, metaphor, simile or even personification. But when you want to make a haiku using figures of speech in them, be careful with how you may want to word it. You can use figurative language as long as you still follow the format of the Haiku.
Lastly, as you go on with making your haiku, remember the common theme. The common theme of haiku is mainly about nature and seasons. It is uncommon for a haiku to have a different theme than that of nature or seasons. However, if you want to try a different theme for your haiku, you may as long as you follow the last three steps of making a haiku.
A haiku is a Japanese poem. This poem whose common theme is nature and the different seasons. The haiku is a unique kind of poem as it has seventeen stanzas, three lines per stanza and for the first and third line follows a five syllable. While the second line follows a seven syllable. It basically has its own unique kind of format. So when you are writing your own haiku, make sure to follow this format.
The most common theme for writing a haiku is the seasons and nature. But with the immense popularity of the haiku, any kind of theme can be used to write a haiku. But the traditional haiku still focuses on nature and the seasons.
Haikus have a different role to play in poetry. Traditional haiku is made in order to express the beauty of nature and the beauty of everything around. Many people may see a haiku as a way to express themselves through poetry or to express the world around them through poetry.
A haiku is a Japanese poem. A lot of us may not associate it with poetry since traditional haiku is different from poems in general. But the beauty of haikus does not necessarily mean that they have to follow the general format of a poem. Haikus use figures of speech or jargon examples in literature that can describe the theme behind it.