- Three Lines
- 14-16 syllables per line
- A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem.
- The first line of the Sijo usually sets the theme.
- The second line elaborates on the first line.
- The third line brings the poem matter to a close.
an embarrassed flush at his glance, a secret crush on a senior
freshman novice in orchestra, senior encouraging friend
time seems endless at first with her friend, then graduation looms