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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.
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Tanka - Wikipedia


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 ...

How to write a Tanka poem

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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 ...

Examples of Tanka Poetry


The term tanka poetry refers to a Japanese five-line poem. See some examples of tanka poetry here.

Tanka: Poetic Form | Academy of American Poets - Poets.org


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 ...

A Quick Start Guide to Writing Tanka - Tanka Online

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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 ...

Young Writers | Tanka Poem - Definition and Examples


What is a Tanka Poem? Information and examples about the Japanese verse.

How to Write a Tanka Poem - Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry4kids.com


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


Tanka Poems. Examples of tanka poetry. Read tanka poems. View a list of poems in the Tanka form and see a definition.

Best Tanka Poems


These Best Tanka poems are the top Tanka poems on PoetrySoup. These are examples of the best tanka poems written by PoetrySoup members.