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  1. A Japanese poem of a specific form, consisting of three lines, the first and last consisting of five morae, and the second consisting of seven morae, usually with an emphasis on the season or a naturalistic theme.
  2. A three-line poem in any language, with five syllables in the first and last lines and seven syllables in the second, usually with an emphasis on the season or a naturalistic theme.
    Haiku, a poem
    five beats, then seven, then five
    ends as it began.
  3. A short poem in the style of a translation of a Japanese haiku.

A senryū is a short humorous poem that is similar to the haiku.




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