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Sijo (Poems)

By Park, Linda Sue

Publishers Summary:
Sijo is a traditional Korean form of poetry. Sijo is syllabic, like Japanese haiku, with three lines of 14 to 16 syllables each: the first two introduce the topic, the third and fourth lines develop it, and the fifth and sixth lines contain an unexpected humorous or ironic twist. This collection contains 26 sijo.

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ISBN
978-0-61823-483-7
Publisher
Clarion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2007

Gr 2-6 "Sijo" is a traditional Korean form of poetry that can take two different shapes, three lines or six lines, using a strict syllable count as haiku does but with distinct differences. All of the lines have a purpose: in a three-line poem, the first one would be the introduction, the second would continue the theme, and the third and final line holds a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2007

Sijo is a traditional Korean form of poetry; commonly, "a sijo in English has three lines, each with fourteen to sixteen syllables," Park explains. The first two lines introduce and develop the topic; the third provides a twist, via "humor or irony, an unexpected image, a pun, or a play on words." Park demonstrates with twenty-seven sijo on the topics of seasons and routines of home and school. Perhaps the best example she includes is in her author's note and is the work of Kim ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

Park presents twenty-seven <i>sijo</i> (traditional humorous and/or ironic three-line Korean poetry) about seasons, home, and school. Her poems go...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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