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Analysis of the Haiku structure

Crise mondiale -
deux vieilles carpes

Christophe Jubien, France
cco 2011-10-2


économie <> Nature
impermanence Nature <> monde transitoire de l'économie
fureur <> calme

Les carpes peuvent figurer l'impermanence du Monde face à la fragilité des constructions humaines.


crisis economy

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* feuilleté - Multilevel discourse, layered haiku.
Haikus with two (or more) reading levels. A first objective level referring to a situation, another underlying level saying something else. The Chinese are fond of this type of discourse with many levels.

These various levels may be conscious or unconscious.

We find a little bit of this technique consciously applied in the weather haiku. The weather element can be understood as an mention to the weather and as the element that creates the atmosphere of haiku.

The two levels of discourse are conscious and disjointed and well visible in haiku tanka, of which they form the two parts. However, they overlap in the layered haiku.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

* opposition - Images in opposition.
Images with a group of opposite senses. The images are in opposition to each other. However, the opposite semes are grouped into dialectics. A dialectic is composed of opposite semes, like the two sides, poles of the same grade.

For example:
- Top and Bottom.
- Inside and Outside
- Big and Tiny

* trans_S - Transition in the surface discourse.
Surface transition.

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