Sijo Poetry

Themes of korean sijo
-cosmological or metaphysical
-description of nature
-love songs, humor
-political statements, instructional

First line
introduces or states theme

Second Line
Expands or develops theme in equal length and power

Third Line
Twist or surprise at the beginning of the last line acts as a counter theme before the rest of the line completes poem.

Syllables in First Line
3 4 4 4

Syllables in Second Line
3 4 4 4

Syllables in Third Line
3 5 4 3