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iamadragon
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Haiku Battle

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iamadragon
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/10/2009 Category: Education
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,431 times Debate No: 8932
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (14)
Votes (6)

 

ccstate4peat

Pro

Each person has to post one and only one haiku each round. Sources are irrelevant, do not give anyone points based upon them. Spelling counts, but you can't vote for better grammar if my opponent uses punctuation, or does not capitalize the first letter of every line.

Lyrical magic
That's all that poetry is
Just think about it
iamadragon

Con

A millenium
Since I wrote, but still I can.
Kill any of 'em.

Are you sure you want to keep this to just one haiku per round?
Debate Round No. 1
ccstate4peat

Pro

ONE PER ROUND. It's better that way.

Debate is an art
It is a special feeling
Proving others wrong
iamadragon

Con

A verse stands alone
Tranquil Zen augmented through
Solidarity.
Debate Round No. 2
ccstate4peat

Pro

My opponent sucks
By luck and chance, he can count
I believe I win
iamadragon

Con

Abstain from quarrels
Return to antebellum.
Cherry blossoms, calm.
Debate Round No. 3
ccstate4peat

Pro

Sorry about the last one. Because this is a battle, I needed at least one "slam" poem.

Cyclists riding fast
Through the Pyrenees and Alps
Swift and quick they are
iamadragon

Con

Nature / Verbalism,
Arboreal logistics
The Haiku essence.
Debate Round No. 4
ccstate4peat

Pro

First of all, Nature [i]Slash[/i] Verbalism is 6 syllables. Second of all, verbalism is not a word.

I enjoy waffles
Elysian miracle
That is what they are
iamadragon

Con

1. A "/" is not a word, nor is it a syllable.
1b. If you want to count it as a syllable, you might as well count commas as syllables.
2. There aren't syllable requirements. The most important part of a haiku is the seasonal word.
3. It doesn't matter if verbalism is a word. Its meaning is clear, anyway.

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Votes for the contender, like
For fish in a stream.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by MTGandP 7 years ago
MTGandP
Args: CON.
Everything else: TIE.
Posted by Cody_Franklin 7 years ago
Cody_Franklin
Oh, it's absolutely not a requirement; but, it's also not a good haiku, either. :)
Posted by iamadragon 7 years ago
iamadragon
Sure, but it isn't a requirement.
Posted by Cody_Franklin 7 years ago
Cody_Franklin
But if you remove the 5-7-5 syllable pattern, the haiku kind of loses its flow; it's amazing what difference one syllable can make.
Posted by iamadragon 7 years ago
iamadragon
No. The 5-7-5 is for haiku written in Japanese, and it's something different from syllables.
Posted by andre 7 years ago
andre
Haikus do have syllable requirements, 5-7-5, and verbalism is a word.
Posted by iamadragon 7 years ago
iamadragon
Apparently though, they're supposed to contain seasonal words.
Posted by iamadragon 7 years ago
iamadragon
Also, haikus don't have to follow a syllable structure.
Posted by Maikuru 7 years ago
Maikuru
I hope this does stick to 1 haiku per round. I find them most eloquent when they stand alone.
Posted by iamadragon 7 years ago
iamadragon
Is it specifically not supposed to rhyme? Who created that rule? Does that not contradict the free spirit of the haiku?
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