1 : a composition usually in verse in which sets of letters (such as the initial or final letters of the lines) taken in order form a word or phrase or a regular sequence of letters of the alphabet.
How do you pronounce acrostic poems?
What is an acrostic poem for kids?
An acrostic poem is a poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word, name, or phrase when read vertically. Kids are introduced to acrostic poems during elementary school, and they can make a really engaging activity during English Language Arts lessons.
How do you pronounce haiku?
Here’s a haiku: “If you can’t pronounce / the word haiku, remember / big HIGH, little coo.” The word haiku is a shortened version of the Japanese phrase haikai no ku, which translates as “light verse.” Most haiku are simple poems, often about natural wonders.
How do you pronounce Cinquain poem?
Cinquain is pronounced Sin-Kane.
What word is haiku?
I. What is a Haiku? A haiku is a specific type of Japanese poem which has 17 syllables divided into three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Haikus or haiku are typically written on the subject of nature. The word haiku (pronounced hahy-koo) is derived from the Japanese word hokku meaning “starting verse.”
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