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How to Write Senryu and Tanka Poetry Forms

Here is a one page printable lesson to teach two poetry forms.  Senryu is a form of poetry with a 5,7,5 syllable scheme.  It is like a haiku, but a senryu focuses on human behavior while a haiku focuses on seasons and nature.

This freebie on Artistry of Education has an example of each form and blanks for students to write their own.

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