The Tanka poem is very similar to Haiku but Tanka poems have more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor and personification.


Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllable
Line 4: 7 syllables
Line 5: 7 syllables

Tanka Example :

Life is like a clock
Ticking down with an ending
Our body screams out
Stop. I want to live longer
It is inevitable

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