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Poem-A-Day for the Month of April - Day 12: Tanka

Anna Arnett

Japanese poetry can sometimes confound a Western audience with sound units and syllables that seem... foreign to us (for lack of a better word). But this form has won the heart of many a Westerner...
Day 12: Tanka
The directions are easy to remember: 5–7–5–7–7 syllables.

Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Anna Arnett
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Poem-A-Day for the Month of April - Day 8: Cinquain

Anna Arnett

There are several forms of this Japanese poetry, each with something unique to offer...
Day 8: Cinquain
Today, we'll be writing a common form of cinquain, with 2-4-6-8-2 syllables per line.

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 by Anna Arnett
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Poem-A-Day for the Month of April - Day 7: If I Were

Anna Arnett

The hardest part is deciding what to long for...
Day 7: If I Were
Write "If I were" on the first line, start succeeding lines with "I'd" and join them together with "and" and the last line with "then".

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014 by Anna Arnett
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Poem-A-Day for the Month of April - Day 5: Describe Yourself

Anna Arnett

Today's challenge calls for some self-examination...
Day 5: A longer poem describing yourself
The instructions start with: Write the first line starting with “Because I am” and repeat that line at the end of each stanza.

Posted on Saturday, April 5, 2014 by Anna Arnett
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Poem-A-Day for the Month of April - Day 4: Haiku

Anna Arnett

Exploring a Japanese form of poetry...
Day 4: Haiku
The first line must have exactly five syllables, the second one seven, and the third line back to five; together eliciting some kind of response.

Posted on Friday, April 4, 2014 by Anna Arnett
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Poem-A-Day for the Month of April - Day 3: Acrostic

Anna Arnett

This Poem-A-Day challenge for the month of April is fun, but challenging...
Day 3: Acrostic
Craft a five-line poem using each letter in the word APRIL to begin the first word of that line.

Posted on Thursday, April 3, 2014 by Anna Arnett
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