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Haiku Poems

This week, we've learnt all about haiku poetry. We started by reading a range of haikus and investigating true and false statements about them. Through this, we discovered that haikus are Japanese poems which usually have one theme, usually about nature. They have 17 syllables in total: the first line has 5 syllables, the second has 7, and the third and final line has 5 syllables.

We then went out around the school and use the iPads to take photographs of nature which would inspire our poems. We labelled those photographs with adjectives, similes and verbs which we would later use in our poems.

haiku inspiration

haiku inspiration

We were then ready to draft our haikus. We learnt how to keep editing, improving, and redrafting our poems until we were pleased with the results. Here are a couple of our haikus:

Luscious, lime green trees

Swaying side to side when proud.

Then they found friends.



Midnight hour blue skies

Shine at twelve at midnight time

When we are sleeping.

Posted by: The Teachers on: 17/10/2015

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