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theHaiku         Umm...Didn’t we learn this in 3rd grade?!Tr aining Session #1 - Mary Macin
Haiku BasicsOriginated in Japan aroundthe 17th centuryConsidered a “lighter” formof poetry; often uses wit andwordplay to ...
Anatomy of a Haiku                    The haiku consists of 17 total                    syllables:                      5 ...
Anatomy of a SyllableSyllables refer more to ‘speech sounds’than to specific blocks of letters[Very] basically, a word is ...
Things to ConsiderThe Japanese do not have thesame ‘syllable’ structure wedo, so the “5,7,5” rule is awestern constructTru...
Now it’s your turn...      Time to practice!
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Haiku Lesson

Presentation used in conjunction with a practice training session on writing haikus given in Spring 2011.

Presentation slideshow introduced the topic for a graduate course in Training & Development. Participants were broken into 4 groups, and practice resulted in 4 T & D - related haikus. It was amazing!!

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Haiku Lesson

  1. 1. theHaiku Umm...Didn’t we learn this in 3rd grade?!Tr aining Session #1 - Mary Macin
  2. 2. Haiku BasicsOriginated in Japan aroundthe 17th centuryConsidered a “lighter” formof poetry; often uses wit andwordplay to get point acrossSubtly is valued overspecificity
  3. 3. Anatomy of a Haiku The haiku consists of 17 total syllables: 5 syllables in Line 1 7 syllables in Line 2 5 syllables in Line 3 Green and speckled legs, Hop on logs and lily pads Splash in cool water.
  4. 4. Anatomy of a SyllableSyllables refer more to ‘speech sounds’than to specific blocks of letters[Very] basically, a word is broken into You Trysyllables where there is a hard break in !the way it is spoken Deve l op m e nt Water = “Wa” and “ter” Syllable = “Syl” and “la” and “ble” Training = “Trai” and “ning”
  5. 5. Things to ConsiderThe Japanese do not have thesame ‘syllable’ structure wedo, so the “5,7,5” rule is awestern constructTrue beauty of a haiku is notin the number of its syllablesbut in the spirit of its idea
  6. 6. Now it’s your turn... Time to practice!

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