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A Senryu is identical to 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.

It is primarily concerned with human nature. It is often humorous or satiric. A non-traditional senryu can have less than 5/7/5 syllables. A common variation is 3/5/3 as in the example below.



    words burst forth (3 syllables)
    fragile bonds damaged (5 syllables)
    love undone (3 syllables)
    - written by Janilou

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