The World of Haiku
In this lesson, students explore the traditions and conventions of haiku, comparing this classic form of Japanese poetry to a related genre of Japanese visual art and composing haiku of their own.
What can we learn about Japanese culture by studying haiku?
To learn about the history and poetic conventions of Japanese haiku
To read and interpret classic examples of haiku
To compare the world of haiku with the world portrayed in Japanese woodblock prints
To practice writing haiku in English