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  1. Tanka

    Literature Tanka

    Tanka (短歌 literally "short poem") are classical Japanese poems consisting of 31 syllables in five lines in the pattern 5-7-5-7-7. Tanka were the dominant form in classical Japanese poetry (和歌 waka) from the seventh to the twentieth century. Tanka are still very popular and composed by amateurs...
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