5-7-5 is the pattern of syllables used in writing the Japanese verse form called haiku.

To quote Yoz's wonderfully self-referential example:
five syllables start
then seven in middle line
and five make haiku.
However, purists will note that since this example does not deal with nature or the seasons, it is probably closer to a senryu.

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