The Japanese tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line.
Tanka translates as "short song," and is better known in its five-line, 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count form.
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 personification. There are five lines in a Tanka ...
The term tanka poetry refers to a Japanese five-line poem. See some examples
of tanka poetry here.
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 ...
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Tanka, the 5-line lyric poem of Japan is quickly becoming popular in the English-
language poetry community. Like haiku, its shorter cousin, tanka usually is ...
What is a Tanka Poem? Information and examples about the Japanese verse.
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 Poems. Examples of tanka poetry. Read tanka poems. View a list of
poems in the Tanka form and see a definition.
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