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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 (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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How to write a Tanka poem. The Tanka poem is very similar to haiku but Tanka poems have more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor and personification.

www.youngwriters.co.uk/types-tanka-poem

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

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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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The Japanese tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line. A form of waka, Japanese song or verse, tanka translates as ...

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

tankajournal.com/what-is-tanka

Tanka is a poetry form which originated in Japan more than 13 centuries ago. In its purest form, tanka poems are most commonly written as expressions of ...

www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/tanka.html

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)

www.tankaonline.com/Quick%20Start%20Guide.htm

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 ...