Matsuo Basho

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Literature is the art, which express about one's ideas or emotions. It has a variety of genres, which includes the poetry. The poetry is the literary work to express the author's ideas and emotions about the tragic events, the ordinary events, the environment, the people besides the author, and the fictional characters. Moreover, the poem has the different styles, such as the haiku and the modern vers libre poetry. The haiku is the traditional form of the Japanese poem. In addition, modern free-verse poetry is the verse, which does not use the regular rhyme and rhythm. Both of haiku and modern poetry have the similes and the differences; haiku influences to the modern free-verse poem.
Matsuo Basho is a famous haiku poet during the Edo period in Japan. He was born in 1644 and studied
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Very beginning within his work was based on the Imagism, but he was changed to the modernist. He met Ezra Pound, another modernism poet, from the University of Pennsylvania. Pound influenced a lot to Williams. Williams was really good at writing poems about the snap or the ordinary events. For example, "I have eaten, the plums, that were in, the icebox, and which, you were probably, saving, for breakfast, forgive me, they were delicious, so sweet, and so cold," (Williams, 2014). This written verse is very ordinary. It can be happened to everyone and everywhere. Both haiku and the modern free-verse poetry are the styles of the poem, and readers can image about both types of the poem. The difference of the haiku is that haiku only has three lines with seventeen syllables, but modern vers libre poetry does not have the limit for the length. The modern free-verse poem just requires no rhythm and rhyme. Although, haiku and vers libre poetry are different, the modern free-verse poetry looks like a longer and developed haiku. In conclusion, the haiku effects of the modern vers libre

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