If sunshine and warmer temperatures—Spring, is that you? For real this time?—aren’t enough to bring a smile to your face today, here’s something to do the trick. Last semester around Finals time I opined on the wonder that is the song study method. This semester, less is more, and you don’t need more than seventeen syllables.
Supreme Court Haiku offers you current and historic Supreme Court cases, Supreme Court Justice bios, and a Bill of Rights, all in haiku form. Amazing? I think so. Even better is that everything on the site is in haiku form. (For those unaware, a haiku is a short Japanese poem, consisting of three lines whose syllables add to up 17.)
So when you need a break, or perhaps a different take on the Supreme Court cases you’re cramming, turn to the haiku. But I would suggest that, if you are working on a final writing assignment, you heed the site’s warning:
“You want to cite this?
In a brief or article?
Are you freakin’ nuts?”