Write a Haiku of Your Own!

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In class, Lexie and her friends learned to write Haiku, a form of poetry that began in Japan. Lexie wrote one especially for Emily Grace.

Haiku follows a strict formula of 17 syllables broken into 3 lines. The first and last lines have exactly 5 syllables. The middle line has seven.


Writing a Haiku is a simple and fun form of poetry but there are a few rules to follow:





Here is Lexie's final Haiku:       
Her Haiku broken down by syllable   
Emily Grace glows.
   (5)  Em-il-y Grace Glows.
Her warm smile carries friendship.               
   (7)  Her warm smile car-ries friend-ship       
Sunlight after rain.
   (5)  Sun-light af-ter rain