Tanka (短歌, "short poem") is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the
major genres of Japanese literature. Contents. [hide]. 1 Etymology; 2 Form ...
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The Tanka poem is very similar to haiku but Tanka poems have more syllables
and it uses simile, metaphor and ... There are five lines in a Tanka poem.
Sep 27, 2004 ... Tanka: Poetic Form - The Japanese tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem,
traditionally written in a single unbroken line. A form of waka, Japanese ...
The basic structure of a tanka poem is 5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7. In other words, there are
5 syllables in line 1, 7 syllables in line 2, 5 syllables in line 3, and 7 syllables in ...
Tanka poetry: can write a streetwise tanka / tinker with tanka / write tanka simply /
the tanka restrains / / / / / /
These Best Tanka poems are the top Tanka poems on PoetrySoup. These are
examples of the best tanka poems written by PoetrySoup members.
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May 4, 2013 ... A brief history of tanka, along with some of my tanka poems. Tips about poems for
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Tanka. Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five
unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7)
How to Write a Tanka Poem. Tanka (短歌 tan-kah "short song") were an important
part of Japanese poetry even before the first written records were inscribed as ...