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A 5-7-5 follows the structure of a Haiku. It has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again.

While a Senryu, is primarily concerned with human nature. A Haiku, primarily concerned with physical nature. A 5-7-5 poem is a free form with the only limitation being the syllable count. It could be about anything, from food to writing, feelings to phobias.


    5-7-5 Example

    Don't eat yellow snow (5 syllables)
    It's not healthy as you know (7 syllables)
    Besides, it tastes bad! (5 syllables)
    - written by starkat

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