Thursday, January 9, 2014

Japanese Poetry

Today my students conducted short presentations on various styles of Japanese poetry. Working in small groups, they researched the following: haiku, renku, renga, haiga, tanka, senryu, mondo, and - one of my personal favorites - haibun. Each group not only reviewed the rules of each style, but also shared the poem's history and gave classic and modern examples.

Their presentations were clear, well-planned, and interesting - every last one of them!

Tomorrow we are going to experiment with writing in the different styles. Perhaps I'll have a few to share...

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