A HaiKu doesn't have rhyme, in fact most don't. It's the syllable count that's important - 5 in the first line, 7 in the second, 5 in the third.
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Tanka and haiku do not have A. rhyme.
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D. a presidential election would most likely NOT be a topic for a haiku since traditional Japanese haiku has focused on nature and the place of humans in it.
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Crossing moonlit path Fox sniffs the fragrant night air. The next two lines of the poem would be D. Sees the moon's shadow And mine floating beside it. Tanka poems are short, lyrical poetry structured in 31 syllables arranged in groups of 5, 7, 5, 7 and 7, syllables, in a two-part form with the first part in 5, 7, 5, and the second part in 7 and 7.
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A. Rhyme They’re both nice and short, and the lines do not have to rhyme. That makes it ideal for someone just starting out since there aren’t too many rules to follow.
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