Inspiration Call: Tanka Tuesday

 

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Inspiration Call: Tanka Tuesday

A Tanka is a Japanese poem and similar to a Haiku, however it has seven lines. Tankas are nature, seasons, love, and other emotions.  Line one has a five syllable count, line two is seven syllables, line three is five syllables, line four is seven syllables, and line five seven syllables. In total it has thirty one syllables.  It uses simile, metaphor, and personification.


The pattern for Tanka is the following:

Line 1: 5 syllables

Line 2: 7 syllables

Line 3: 5 syllables

Line 4: 7 syllables

Line 5: 7 syllables


Writing tip from: Writing Tips – Exploring The Writer’s Path

Publishing opportunity details for this writing prompt can be found at Open Publishing Projects.

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  1. Once Bitten

    Little red riding hood
    Ol’ Wolfie is in disguise
    Beware his sweet bite
    He talks a good game, tis’ true
    But, he’ll make a meal of you.

    Elizabeth Daniel

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