How are the poems below tankas?

timer Asked: Feb 18th, 2016

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how do "one cannot ask loneliness..." and "was it that I went to sleep..." fulfil the definition of tanka in both form and content. cite details from poem. i honestly don't get it I've been thinking about it for over an hour , i know a tanka has 5 lines 31 syllables, but it just doesn't look like a tanka anymore after english translation. please help. 

One cannot ask loneliness 
How or where it starts. 
On the cypress-mountain, 
Autumn evening. 

Was it that I went to sleep

Thinking of him,

That he came in my dreams?

Had I known it a dream

I should not have wakened

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