How to Write a Haiku


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The haiku form of poetry is from which culture?

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1. Which of the following is NOT true about the syllables in haiku?

2. A syllable is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of writing haikus. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include composition of haikus as well as the country of origin of haiku poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Origins of haiku poetry
  • Syllables of a haiku
  • Likely topics of traditional haikus
  • Composition of a haiku

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing haikus lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about haikus in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding writing haikus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about writing haikus

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson on Writing Haikus. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define haiku
  • Describe the structure of this traditional poetry
  • Identify three common themes of haikus
  • Understand how to write your own haiku