- 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.
Achievement is a fine thing, but the process should be the goal
Pride in accomplishment is good, but respect comes from hard work
Goal achieved rewards, but satisfaction rules in the trying.