Tanka


Tanka

Definition of Tanka
How do you define Tanka? What is the definition of Tanka?
The definition of Tanka is as follows:
 

Definition of Tanka

Tanka is a Japanese poetry type of five lines, the first and third composed of five syllables and the rest of seven. Tanka is the oldest type of poetry in Japan.
 

 

Example of Tanka
There are many examples of different types of poetry. An example of Tanka can be found in the poetic work of zzzz.
 

Example of Tanka

To live is to break
by
Ueda Miyoji

To live is to break
One's heart for the sake of love;
A couple of doves,
Beaks touching on their way,
Are stepping out in the sun.

Example of Tanka
 

 

Forms of Poetry and Literary Terms
How do you define a couplet or a Falling Meter? And what exactly is an Iambic pentameter? We have provided a definition of poetry and literary terms together with the meaning and examples, such as the above definition of Tanka. A helpful educational resource for those taking an English test or a University student studying English and American Literature. Each definition, such as the above definition and example of Tanka will provide a glossary of literary terms or a dictionary with the meaning, samples, examples and the rules of specialising in each different type of poem and poetry.
 

Definition of Poetry
Poetry is piece of literature written by a poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish poetry from prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. An example of Tanka is detailed above.

Structure of Poetry
The structure used in poems varies with different types of poetry and can be seen in the above example of Tanka. The structural elements include the line, couplet, strophe and stanza. Poets combine the use of language and a specific structure to create imaginative and expressive work. The structure used in some Poetry types are also used when considering the visual effect of a finished poem. The structure of many types of poetry  result in groups of lines on the page which enhance the poem's composition.
 

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