Capturing a Thought in 17 Syllables
A Haiku about Haiku
These poems are short,
just seventeen syllables,
so you must be brief.
The structure of a haiku is 5-7-5. Five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line.
Traditional rules of haiku:
- Usually about nature or seasons
- Usually expresses one thought or captures one moment in time
- May make the reader feel an emotion
- Uses imagery to make the reader see an image, or picture, in their mind
But, in modern day poetry, we don't always stick to the traditional rule regarding writing about nature or seasons. We can write about anything--even funny stuff! We do, however, stick to the 5-7-5 structure.
What is Pop Culture?
Pop culture simply refers to activities suited to the general masses of people. In other words, the popular activities that most people in our culture enjoy. For example, movie facts and information are pop culture references.