Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Year Six - Comparison Poetry - Haiku Week

L.O. To revise the structure of a haiku. To write poetry including metaphor and simile

Traditional Japanese haiku had a total of seventeen syllables divided into three clumps (or lines:

five syllables
seven syllables
five syllables

Haiku teaches the power of observation and the importance of editing. Don't just write the first thing that comes into your head - play with the words! You know you've done a good job of editing when the version with the fewest words makes the strongest impression.

Write three haikus between now and next Monday. The haiku should be on the general topic of summer. Think about the weather, nature and what farmers will be doing during the summer months. Remember to try and include some comparisons.

We'll redraft in class, and select a poem to read at our Harvest assembly!

Click here to read lots of brilliant haiku.

No comments: