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Analysis of the Haiku structure

crow after crow
the morning darkens
with biblical rain

corneille après corneille
le matin s'assombrit
d'une pluie biblique

Matthew Paul, UK
cco 2016-01-1


Haïku d'atmosphère très noir. L3 est une figure littéraire mais son poids dans l'image est irremplaçable et rachète la faute. "une pluie biblique" : expression rare qui donne une grande ouverture sur l'Imaginaire et génère des images très puissantes.


bird morning darkness rain

Structure of this haiku.

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.

* archetype - Active archetypes.
Active presence of archetypes that have determined relationships between images. These archetypes are structures that have aggregated seeds (meanings) and are patterns inherited from the collective unconscious. These are the models that we use to organize our perception of the World.

* juxtaposition - Juxtaposition.
Use of images placed side by side to create an effect superior to that of each separate image. It is not a resonance effect as in similarity but rather a composition effect as in a painting or still life.

As the juxtaposed images have no or very few common semes, they compose a new global image in relation to its components.

* S1 - Folded sentence.
Haiku in one folded sentence.

Archetypes and dialectics

* A_Nuit - The Night.

La nuit primale, avec son obscurité, ses "dangers", ses mystères et nos peurs millénaires.

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