East Asian Poem Analysis

古池 / 蛙飛び込む / 水の音furu ike ya / kawazu tobikomu / mizu no oto

The old pond: / A frog jumps in,— / The sound of the water.

This poem is written by Reginald Horace Blyth. It is a Haiku, because it has three verses and 5-7-5 format. This poem is very simple, because it is short an clear. It doesn’t use any literary devices. The poem is straight forward, talking about the frog jumping in an old pond. It also talks about the sound of water. I think this poem doesn’t have a lot of content in it.

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