Hippos and Haikus

A rhinoceros
fits neatly in a haiku,
but a hippopot…

Almost A Haiku

The haiku is a very special form of verse which originates in Japan. A haiku must have exactly 17 syllables, made up of three lines of 5 syllables, 7 syllables and 5 syllables. Oops!

Category

Animal Antics

Style

Haiku

Category

Animal Antics

Style

3 lines

Key Stage

KS1, KS2, KS3

Author

Kate Williams

Digging Deeper

Too Clever By Two Syllables

Kate's poem is very clever and very funny, provided that you are familiar with the Haiku and are aware that it is one of the most constrained forms of poetry that exists. You can find out more about different styles of very short poem in the often overlooked section devoted to types of poetry.

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