Definition of Senryu

1. Noun. a haiku-like poem of up to 17 syllables, usually humorous or satirical. ¹



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Definition of Senryu

1. a Japanese poem [n SENRYU]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Senryu

sennit
sennits
sennoside A
senocular
senologist
senology
senonian
senopia
senopias
senoras
senores
senorita
senoritas
senors
senpai
senryu (current term)
senryus
sens
sensa
sensable
sensactor
sensactors
sensate
sensated
sensately
sensates
sensating
sensation
sensation disorders
sensation time

Literary usage of Senryu

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fearful Symmetry by Andi Garwood, Anthony Weir (1996)
"MOROCCAN BERBER senryu Kingdom of bearded smiles: a wonderful place not to resort ... senryu ON WEATHER The sky that is death above oceans of sadness weeps ..."

2. National Tests: What Other Countries Expect Their Students To Know by Lynne V. Cheney, National Endowment for the Humanities (1991)
"... C. senryu [parody of haiku] and kyoka [parody of tanka, another short poetic form] gained widespread popularity for playful jokes, wit, and humor. ..."

3. Japan, the New World-power: Being a Detailed Account of the Progress and by Robert Percival Porter (1915)
"It had fallen upon evil days and become the medium of a sarcastic jest, called senryu, not far removed from prose, of which the humour depends on the ..."

4. The Japanese Spirit by Yoshisaburō Okakura (1905)
"When in the hand of Basho this latter form developed itself into something higher and more serious, the witty and satirical senryu, also in seventeen ..."

5. A Brief History of the Glyptic Art and Architecture of Japan, Together with by Yamanaka & Company (1902)
"... Daitoku-ji and Myoshin-ji in Kyoto, and Kencho-ji in Kamakura, these three being of the highest merit. Next in excellence come senryu-ji, Kennin-ji, ..."

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