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Haiku vs. Tanka

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Haikunoun

A Japanese poem in three lines, the first and last consisting of five morae, and the second consisting of seven morae, usually with an emphasis on the season or a naturalistic theme.

Tankanoun

A form of Japanese verse in five lines of 5, 7, 5, 7, and 7 morae.

Haikunoun

A three-line poem in any language, with five syllables in the first and last lines and seven syllables in the second, usually with an emphasis on the season or a naturalistic theme.

‘Haiku, a poem’; ‘five beats, then seven, then five’; ‘ends as it began.’;

Tankanoun

a strong, forceful expression

Haikunoun

an epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines

Tankanoun

a Tibetan painting of the Buddha on fabric.

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Haiku

Haiku (俳句, listen ) is a type of short form poetry originally from Japan. Traditional Japanese haiku consist of three phrases that contain a kireji, or , 17 on (a type of Japanese phoneme) in a 5, 7, 5 pattern, and a kigo, or seasonal reference.

‘cutting word’;

Tankanoun

An ethnic group of boat people in the Canton area.

Tankanoun

A kind of boat used in Canton, about 25 feet long and often rowed by tanka women; junk.

Tankanoun

A kind of boat used in Canton. It is about 25 feet long and is often rowed by women. Called also tankia.

Tankanoun

a form of Japanese poetry; the 1st and 3rd lines have five syllables and the 2nd, 4th, and 5th have seven syllables

Tankanoun

a Tibetan religious painting on fabric

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Tanka

Tanka (短歌, ) is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature.

‘short poem’;

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