The Tanka poem is very similar to haiku but Tanka poems have more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor and personification.
There are five lines in a Tanka poem.
|Line one – 5 syllables||Beautiful mountains|
|Line two – 7 syllables||Rivers with cold, cold water.|
|Line three – 5 syllable||White cold snow on rocks|
|Line four – 7 syllables||Trees over the place with frost|
|Line five – 7 syllables||White sparkly snow everywhere.|
Tanks poems are written about nature, seasons, love, sadness and other strong emotions. This form of poetry dates back almost 1200 years ago.
Heres are our examples for tanka poetry style: