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haiku

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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haikuhai‧ku /ˈhaɪkuː/ noun (plural haiku or haikus) [countable] 🔊 🔊 ALa type of Japanese poem with three lines consisting of five, seven, and five syllables
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haikuBelow are a few haiku written by students in a writing class.How far, for instance, do Middle-March and an imagist haiku resemble each other?Conversation hearts have their own form of haiku.It was as if he had conceived a latterday, visual version of the sonnet or the haiku.And what country originated the haiku?The haiku was one which ended with a downward cut, followed by a single outward thrust.
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