ReadOasis Step 2
(Part 4)

When writers follow Rule Two (see Part 3), haiku do not read like sentences. The reader feels a break between the fragment and the phrase. Look at these two examples.

the cold wind blows
and the lights in the house go
on and off

cold wind blows
lights in the house go
on and off

The first example follows the short, long, short form. But it reads like a sentence. The second example cuts out the word “the” two times. The first line is “wind blows,” and this is a fragme...

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