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Rage, loneliness, despair, pain, love, passion....

It's time to put music to your emotions and feelings, learn how

first you have to create a post or a picture with your own haiku, to do this task you can use spark adobe

Now you already have your Haiku in a post, use YouTube to edit a video with your post and the music that you prefer

Now it's time to upload your own haiku video, and share it with your class

Time to learn poetry through the power of written words. Let's try with a Haiku

Now read some examples

What characteristics or common features do you see on these poems?

Can you see this feauteres:

•Short: Haiku are very short poems! They are usually written in three (or fewer) lines. Haiku can be written in the traditional pattern of 5-7-5 syllables but they do not have to be. Most haiku in English have fewer than 17 syllables.

•One moment in time: Haiku generally describe one brief moment in time. For example, “one tombstone with a crow” tells us only about the moment of noticing the crow; we do not need to know what happened before or after.

•Images: The poems contain sensory images (not only visual, but involving other senses as well). For example, “echoes of laughter” and “metallic taste.”

•Seasonal references: You can often tell what season it is by the references in the poem. For example, “the coarse wool of my blanket” tells us it is probably winter.

•Juxtaposition: This might be difficult to notice, but the strength of successful haiku often comes from placing one image next to another. Without ex-plicit metaphor, haiku often elicit powerful reactions in the reader by use of juxta-position. For example, “harvest moon” resonates with the image of coins in a homeless man’s cup. Placing the images of the moon and the coins in the same poem suggests a relationship between the two and sparks a response in the reader.

•Everyday language: Haiku generally contain common everyday words. Nothing fancy or complicated!

•Surprise: There is often a break or shift in the poem which creates a moment of surprise or sudden awareness. This is often called the “aha” moment.

what kind of words comes to your mind when you see these pictures?

Write a list of the words that you consider that best express feelings according to the pictures?

try with a brainstorm

Created By
Zuleima Gutierrez Cañas


Created with images by blickpixel - "letters abc alphabet" • WenPhotos - "fist strength anger" • Wokandapix - "anxiety fear stress" • vitaIogia - "alone" • PublicDomainPictures - "punch fist hand" • Moyan_Brenn - "Loneliness" • schlappohr - "scared fear schreck"

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