Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Summer is time to teach poetry

Teaching poetry doesn't have to be complicated and using the summer months is perfect for a little poetry education.

You've probably heard the term Haiku several times but never really knew what it meant. A Haiku is generally a short poem about nature or a natural moment also called a Haiku moment. The Japanese pioneers credited for haiku are:Buson, Issa, Basho and Shiki. The haiku is based (not strictly) on a 5-7-5 syllable pattern.
Here are some examples of haiku from the famous pioneers mentioned above: Read More...

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