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Analysis of the Haiku structure

the soldier looks
back over his shoulder
autumn grass

le soldat regarde
par dessus son épaules
les herbes d'automne

Paul Conneally, England
cco 2012-09-2


Allusion au haïku de Bashô sur les Herbes d'été, que reste-t-il du rêve des guerriers.


autumn grass death

Structure of this haiku.

Schema and motifs :

Schéma :
  Motif : mmm001 -

Used techniques :

* 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.

* S21 - Caesura between L2 and L3.
Caesura between L2 and L3.

* allusion - Allusion to something known by the reader.
This technique refers to something that is supposed to be known to the reader. This type of haiku only works for the reader who understands the allusion. It is often a cultural element or an environment shared between the author and the reader. The reference adds a note of complicity in the speech.

ex: Liberty Market: a chain of stores in the USA.

It can also be illustrated in jargon (specialized languages shared by a community).

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