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Lune: the American Haiku

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Lune: the American Haiku
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 9 to 12
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.14

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    greyhound, lune, lunes, aesthetics, poetic, better, numerous, literature, poet, incorporate, professor, syllable, poetry, variation, crescent, fiction
     content words:    Robert Kelly, Bard College, New York, Jack Collom, Naropa University


Lune: the American Haiku
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     The lune (rhymes with moon) is a very short poem. It's similar to the popular haiku form of poetry. While a haiku follows a 5/7/5 syllable pattern, the lune's syllable pattern is 5/3/5. Typically, since the middle line is restricted to three syllables, it is the shortest line of the three. This gives the lune a curve on the right side similar to a crescent moon.
 
2     Here is an example:

Books, papers, notes, pens
 
3     What a mess
 
4     All piled on my desk

Paragraphs 5 to 11:
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