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Tap Dancing on the Roof : Sijo (Poems) (Reprint) (Paperback) (Linda Sue Park)

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Sijo, a traditional Korean verse form, has a fixed number of stressed syllables and a humorous or ironic twist at the end. Like haiku, sijo are brief and accessible. The verses in this book illuminate funny, unexpected aspects of the everyday—of breakfast, houseplants, tennis, freshly washed socks. Carefully crafted and deceptively simple, Linda Sue Park's sijo are a pleasure to read and an invitation to experiment with an unfamiliar poetic form. Istvan Banyai's giddy illustrations add a one-of-a-kind luster to a book that is truly a gem.
Sijo is a traditional Korean form of poetry. Sijo is syllabic, like Japanese haiku, with three lines of 14 to 16 syllables each: the first two introduce the topic, the third and fourth lines develop it, and the fifth and sixth lines contain an unexpected humorous or ironic twist. This collection contains 26 sijo.A collection of sijo poems, a traditional Korean verse form, celebrates the simple joy of everyday things, such as houseplants, breakfast, and thunder.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Poetry / Humorous, People + Places / Asia
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Linda Sue Park
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 21404956
UPC: 9780544555518
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-5255
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