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Analysis of the Haiku structure

bulbul blues
a yellow flower floats
in my tea cup

bulbul blues
une fleur jaune flotte
dans ma tasse de thé

Johannes Manjrekar, India
cco 2011-11-2


fleur jaune = déjection oiseau


bird cup tea humour

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* simili - Similitudes.
Use of images with common semes. The sharing of common semes (qualities, characteristics) makes images reinforce each other. There is resonance because the mind makes the relationship between the two images.

A cup of tea and a lake share the fact that they are an expanse of liquid surrounded by a rim. We can "see" the image of one in the other.

* culturel - Use of external cultural reference.
The haiku is based on an external cultural element, well known by the reader. There is a sharing of an environment (place, situation...) or cultural element (music, painting...) that will seek memories or sensations in the memory and experience of the reader. This device saves a lot of space, nothing else is needed, the effect is achieved by the reader's contribution.

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