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WORD PAINTING




Freewrite a scene, story, or poem inspired by this image. Use strong sensory details to evoke the imagery necessary to push this creation forward to completion.

AS A CHALLENGE:


Write this as a Senryu--A short Japanese style poem that is similar to haiku in structure but differs in that the subject matter deals with human beings rather than nature and often in a humorous or satirical way. Structure:

  • 3 Lines

  • Lines 1,2,3 have 5,7,5 syllables respectively

  • Unrhymed



  • Characteristics:

  • Like the haiku except it usually deals with human foible.



  • Origins:

  • The term means similar to haiku but not meeting the requirements.



  • FOR Example:


    Walking through the town,
    Such a solemn sight of life,
    People passing by.

    by Jimmy Ruska



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