Tanka

Small Japanese poem consisting of exactly 31 syllables. A tanka is a haiku with two further lines of seven syllables added. Tanka, like haiku, work on the principle that less is more e.g.
Today, clumps of cow
Parsley (cut back by the white
Suited strimmer-man)
Fall onto your surface and
Are carried away downstream.
See more of my ...
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tanka

[n] - a form of Japanese poetry
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tanka

short poem, 5:7:5:7:7 syllables
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Tanka

Japanese poem based on the haiku but with two additional lines giving a complete picture of an event or mood. Traditionally, when a member of the Japanese court wrote a haiku for a friend, the receiver would add two lines and return it, giving a total of five lines with 31 syllables in the pattern 5 7 5 7 7.
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Tanka

Tan'ka noun (Nautical) A kind of boat used in Canton. It is about 25 feet long and is often rowed by women. Called also tankia . S. W. Williams.
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tanka

noun a Tibetan religious painting on fabric
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Tanka

• (n.) A kind of boat used in Canton. It is about 25 feet long and is often rowed by women. Called also tankia.
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Tanka

(from the article `Fukien`) ...They are distributed in the northern mountains, from the coast to the interior, and are even found beyond the Fukien border in Kiangsi and ... True to its original character as a fishing port, Hong Kong has a sizable, though rapidly dwindling, marine settlement. The `boat people,` or Tanka ... ...
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tanka

in literature, a five-line, 31-syllable poem that has historically been the basic form of Japanese poetry. The term tanka is synonymous with the ... [8 related articles]
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tanka

Japanese form of five lines with five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables, 31 in all. English examples exist by Amy Lowell and Adelaide Crapsey. E.g., A golf ball in flight marks out a delicately skewed parabola that fractals on embracing greenly arithmetic turf. (I.L.)
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tanka

Japanese verse form consisting of 31 syllables arranged in five lines in the sequence 5, 7, 5, 7, 5. The classic form of Japanese poetry, the tanka (literally `short poem`) dates from as early as the 7th century AD. The tanka is not as well known in the West as the haiku, though it was the origin of the cinquain and inspired several of th...
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Tanka

==Etymology== Originally, in the time of the Man`yōshū (latter half of the eighth century AD), the term tanka was used to distinguish `short poems` from the longer `long poems`. In the ninth and tenth centuries, however, notably with the compilation of the Kokinshū, the short poem became the dominant form of poetry in Japan, and the origin...
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Tanka

Style of Japanese poetry consisting of 31 syllables in five lines, organized as 5-7-5-7-7. The term waka is a synonym for Tanka, but may be applied to a form more courtly in nature than common.
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Tanka

A genre of Japanese poetry similar to the haiku. A tanka consists of thirty-one syllables arranged i
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Tanka

Japanese form of five lines with five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables, 31 in all. English e
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