Haiku Checker

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A haiku is an unrhymed poem consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively. It can describe the natural world, a reflection or thought, a moment in time and more; in a concise and vivid way.


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34 Comments
  • ox
    there's is counted as 2 syllables
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • jt.28047
    Is creation really 2 syllables? Bc I thought it was 3 syllables (cre-a-tion)
    LikeReply3 months ago
    • yeldah
      It actually is! The word CREATION is 3 syllables! In the US dictionary its is considered 3 syllables. (Cre-A-tion)
      LikeReply2 months ago
  • Huhu
    daydream is considered 2 syllables on here when it is considered 3 syllables
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • Slimjim21
    It says “being” is a one syllable word but I believe it is 2.
    LikeReply 14 months ago
  • IWTeaMA
    Anymore is counted as 2 syllables (Anym-ore) despite being 3 syllables.
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • alec_r
    idea is considered 2 syllables on here when it is considered 3 syllables
    LikeReply4 months ago
    • davidb
      FIxed, thank you!
      LikeReply4 months ago
  • zuuz_z
    The word Considered appears as con-si-dered, the correct is con-sid-ered i'm pretty sure
    LikeReply5 months ago
  • elisa_e
    Hello! :D I am once again using this useful little Haiku checker! I think there is another little mistake? Counts "betrayal" as 2 syllables, but I think that's 3 (be-tray-al)? Thanks in advance! 
    LikeReply6 months ago
    • davidb
      Fixed!
      LikeReply6 months ago
  • 122134
    It says stopped is 1 when i think its 2
    LikeReply7 months ago
    • davidb
      The word "stopped" contains only one syllable
      LikeReply6 months ago
  • ballls
    inferno is 3 syllables not 2
    LikeReply 18 months ago
    • davidb
      that's the case
      LikeReply6 months ago
  • ballsman28
    im making a planetary haiku and I put "Jupiter's great size" (jupiter being 3, great is 1, and size is 1) but it said only 3 :[
    LikeReply8 months ago
    • davidb
      Fixed!
      LikeReply6 months ago
  • acconlyused4skl
    says 'everything' is 4 syllable when it is 3.
    LikeReply8 months ago
  • t4sm5la4r
    Shows "Chat GPT" as two syllables as it's counting "GPT" as a single-syllable word. Shouldn't it be counted phonetically using the words that represent each letter? G (gee) P (pee) T (tee). That would make "GPT" (and almost any TLA) three syllables. 
    LikeReply8 months ago
    • davidb
      Good remark! The problem has been addressed!
      LikeReply6 months ago
  • grumpykyttn
    Says 'needed' is one syllable. It should be two.
    LikeReply8 months ago
  • buterroach
    says "crying" is 1 syllable, but should be 2
    LikeReply9 months ago
    • davidb
      Fixed, thanks!
      LikeReply9 months ago
  • elisa_e
    Hello! I just wanted to say the checker told me 'entranced' has three syllables, but I am pretty sure it has two? :o
    Thank you so much anyway for having taken the time to make this and tune it with every comment :) It's very useful 
    LikeReply10 months ago
    • davidb
      Fixed! :-)
      LikeReply 19 months ago
  • ssribeiro
    equilibrium - 5 syllabus
    LikeReply11 months ago
    • davidb
      Corrected. Thank you!
      LikeReply11 months ago
  • Barrysmoke
    Endless has two syllables, says it’s three
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • davidb
      This error has just been corrected. Thanks!
      LikeReply11 months ago
  • PenelopeRuIzInHerFeelings
    The program counts both a hyphen and the space after it as syllables

    It could "there's this thing - hanahaki" as nine syllables, but "there's this thing hanahaki" as seven 
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • davidb
      Fixed! Thanks for your comment!
      LikeReply11 months ago
  • ElevateWithNate
    Show quiet as one syllable, but it is two.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • davidb
      Fixed! Thanks for your comment! :-)
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • buterroach
    says that "sometimes" is 3 syllables, but it's 2.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • davidb
      This error has just been corrected. Thanks!
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • splattydatty9
    Program states 'Nature' having 3 syllables, fix would be appreciated, please and thank
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • davidb
      We just fixed this error. Thanks!
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • mowedgrass
    Says cruel is 1 syllable, when its 2. Would appreciate if this little bug was fixed! Other than slight syllable miscounts, this programs great! :)
    LikeReply 11 year ago
    • davidb
      This error has just been corrected. Thank you!
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • kristyn_h
    Says trampolines is 4 when it should be three....also says that Wednesday is 4 when it should be 2
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • davidb
      We just fixed this error. Thank you for your contribution!
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • icecubefan1998
    really useful tool though 10/10
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • yea_y
    Just a heads up the program counts 'propelled' as having three syllables
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • davidb
      Fixed! Thanks for your comment!
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • lenny.74469
    Misses is two syllables not 3.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • davidb
      Indeed, you were right!
      Thank you for your remark!
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • GiaShah
    It says that unconscious is 4 syllables. I was just wondering if you could fix that glitch. It would be much appreciated.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • stephaniesr
    Clockwise 2 syllables
    Balance 2 syllables
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • acronimous
      Fixed! Thank you...
      LikeReply 11 year ago
    • stephaniesr
      Thank you. This is such a great tool
      LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Roach
    It says tonight has three syllables “to.ni.ght” when it should be two.
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • acronimous
      Thanks for the feedback, this is fixed now!
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • armed_p
    This thing has problems
    With some names like cameron
    Though it is helpful
    LikeReply 11 year ago
    • acronimous
      Thanks for letting us know -- this is now resolved.
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • michaelm.25383
    amazing is three syllables the app is wrong
    LikeReply 52 years ago
    • acronimous
      Thanks for the feedback, we keep improving it -- this is now fixed!
      LikeReply 11 year ago
  • patrickl.52048
    Brawny is two syllables but registers here as one, what gives?
    LikeReply 42 years ago
    • acronimous
      Appreciate the feedback, we fixed this glitch.
      LikeReply 21 year ago
  • apexbreakingnews
    Thank you for this haiku checker. These are some of the hardest poems to write without messing up.
    LikeReply 92 years ago

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