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How to Write a Haiku Haiku means “beginning-verse” in Japanese—perhaps because the form may  have originated in a game.  Players, given a haiku, were supposed to extend its  three lines into a longer poem.  Haiku (the word can also be plural) consist  mainly of imagery, but the imagery is not always pictorial.  It can involve any of  the five senses.  The English version of Haiku tries to preserve the powerful way  Japanese Haiku captures the intensity of a particular moment, usually linking two  concrete images.  There is little room for abstract thought or general  observations in 17 syllables.   Steps:   1.  Use words totaling five syllables for the first line of your haiku.   2.  Use seven syllables for the second line.   3.  Use five syllables for the last line.      Tips:    A haiku has 17 syllables divided among three lines.   
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