Haiku's are poems (?)

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Do you think haikus are poetry? I personaly do not. I see poetry as someting that can tell a story in some sort of format, haikus can't tell a story (well, rarely can) in the specific haiku format. I like haikus and all but I don' see how they are poetry.

 


If you don't know what a haiku is, it is a "form of poetry" where the first sentence has 5 syllables, the second has 7 syllables, and the third has 5 syllables. Here is an example.

Hello sunny day

Bright sunny blue sky above

Under bright light

 

(You can see, this really tells no story)

asked Aug 29 in Debate by LunaLight (61,190 points)


2 Answers

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I agree
answered Aug 29 by knightstar✧ (281,050 points)
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A poem doesn't have to tell a story. It can just describe something as well. I write poems sometme of both!
answered Aug 30 by lunalovegoodmolly (112,650 points)
I also agree it doesn't have to tell a story.
I know, by I still don't see haikus as poetry, they are too short.

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