By Sam, Haily, and Brandon

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What is a Haiku?

A haiku is a seventeen syllable form of poem (first line containing five, second containing seven, and the third containing five) originating from Japan

There are very little writers made famous for haikus

An example of this is "Old Pond" by Bashos

at the age old pond

a frog leaps into water

a deep resonance

(This is the best known haiku)

A haiku traditionally contains a kigo, that symbolises or implies the season of a poem

In Japanese haiku a kireji, or cutting word, typically appears at the end of one of the verse's three phases

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Writing Lessons : How to Write a Haiku