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.
There are five lines in a Tanka poem.
|Line one - 5 syllables||Beautiful mountains|
|Line two - 7 syllables||Rivers with cold, cold water.|
|Line three - 5 syllable||White cold snow on rocks|
|Line four - 7 syllables||Trees over the place with frost|
|Line five - 7 syllables||White sparkly snow everywhere.|
Tanks poems are written about nature, seasons, love, sadness and other strong emotions. This form of poetry dates back almost 1200 years ago.
The Poetry Zone has a good description of Haiku and Tanka poetry.
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