Characteristics and examples of a Trump Haiku by Paul Fericano

Characteristics and examples of a Trump Haiku

  • a three-line format with 11 syllables
    arranged in a 9-1-1 pattern
  • erratic punctuation and capitalization
    with words misspelled
  • a focus on some aspect of self-importance,
    ignorance, or television
  • the word “trump”appears in the title
  • a frivolous or shallow tone with precise brevity
  • circular syntax and occasional usage and
    misusage of real and imagined words
  • exaggeration predominates over facts and
    veracity, with meaning distorted to cause
    reader confusion

Poem taken from Things That Go Trump in the Night – Poems of Treason and Resistance by Paul Fericano

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