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TB. Poets who wrote in this form include Koi Nagata, Issa, and Masaoka Shiki. For 10 points each:

[10] Identify this poetic form that developed from the opening stanza of the renga. Often containing a “cutting word”, it consists of three phrases of 5-7-5 on, or syllables.

ANSWER: haiku

[10] This Edo poet and author of The Seashell Game took his name from a banana tree. He was known for his haiku, many of which appear in The Narrow Road to the Deep North

ANSWER: Matsuo Bashō [or Matsuo Kinsaku]

[10] This poetic form consists of a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7 on. Once considered stiff and outdated, it has regained popularity since Masaoka Shiki’s modernization efforts.



ANSWER: tanka



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