Lanturne

The lanturne is a Japanese verse form with five lines and a pattern of 1-2-3-4-1 syllables. The first line is typically a noun, the next three lines describe it, and the last one is a synonym for the first. It is a type of shadow poetry where the lines create a shape similar to a lantern. The purpose of the lantern poem is to illuminate the subject or to personalize it for the reader, not just simply to define it.

Lines
Forming
Japanese
Lantern-patterned
Verse

Classical Lanturne

A Saturnalian Lanturne

noun
description
description
description
synonym

Aelia: a Lanturne

Teeth
Lost through
Coughing fits
Numbered four in
All


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