H and I are for Haiku and Iamb

H (1) I

Sorry, iamb late.

Ba da bum

Horrible puns aside, here’s your double dose of verse terms for the 9th day of the A to Z challenge.

Haiku

“A Japanese verse form of three unrhyming lines in five, seven, and five syllables. It creates a single, memorable image.”

Source: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/glossary-terms

They don’t have to, but certainly can be humorous.

Winter Haiku

I wake, reluctant; 

Too cold to get out of bed

But I need to pee. 

Iamb

Preferred by the likes of Shakespeare (iambic pentameter, more specifically) for most closely resembling the rise and fall found in natural English speech patterns, the iamb describes a foot consisting of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented syllable.

I’ll bet most of you know this one from Romeo and Juliet.

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

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