Biography Haiku: Tolkien

English professor
Languages for Elves and Dwarves
He created them

J. R. R. Tolkien was an incredible writer, responsible for creating works that have inspired generations.

I wrote this haiku in response to Rob’s Genre Haiku challenge for this month.

The image is a composite from resources found at Wikipedia.

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3 thoughts on “Biography Haiku: Tolkien”

  1. My parents’ copy of the Hobbit has the cover artwork you show here on the right.

    One of the things that really intrigues me is that Tolkien was a linguist, and created the Elvish and Dwarven languages as you said. I’ve been reading about the other terms he used– halfing is based on the Scots term “hauflin”, referring a rustic male teenager who is no longer a boy, but not quite yet a man. Ent is an old Anglo-Saxon word meaning “giant”.

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