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Nuit d'hiver~
la soie rouge
raconte son histoire


Lilas Ligier, France
cco 2016-01-1

Commentaire.

La couleur rouge de la soie, donc on devine qu'il s'agit de sous-vêtements féminins, donne toute la force à ce haïku. Elle fait peut-être aussi une opposition avec la couleur blanche du givre ou de la neige, image habituelle de l'hiver. Du point de vue technique, il y a personnification et abstraction (la soie ne parle pas). Cependant, voici un cas où l'image a une telle force qu'elle rachète le tout.

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Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* perso - Personification.
Personification. Projection of human feelings or behaviours on things or animals.

* absence - The main element is not explicit.
The haiku is structured around an unnamed element to which each image refers. The interest is to save the space that would be used by naming the element while having the effect it produces.

The haiku can appear as a vault from which the scaffolding has been removed. If the haiku is well composed, the main element is absent but everything refers to it.

This technique delays storage in memory because the reader must complete the discourse with the unnamed element so that the haiku is unambiguously understandable. It then acquires a higher memory weight.

* meteo - Meteo used to create an atmosphere.
Use in a haiku segment of a reference to the weather (weather conditions) that provides more than just the mention of the weather as a background. The reference refers to a state of weather that has physical (cold rain, sudden hail, frost,...) or psychological (overcast sky, storm warning, sultry afternoon...) effects. These effects are mainly felt through the skin (contact, temperature,...); which connects the author/reader to the World (his direct environment).

The mentioned weather and its effects share a set of semes (brutality, unpredictability, "cold", psychologically oppressive climate,...) with the situation experienced by the author.

A sudden and unpleasant change of situation shares semes (brutality, unpredictability, impact) with a sudden storm, hail, cold rain. A hard time to live, a disappointment, with a cold rain. An overcast weather before the rain shares with a moment when we fear the occurrence of events that we fear.

Although the meteo is often used as a marker (kigo - word of season), it sometimes brings more than just the place in the season or the context of the moment.

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