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Matin d'hiver~
juste le silence blanc
sous mes pas

Lilas Ligier, France
cco 2016-01-2


Le mot "blanc" joue un double rôle. D'abord, il signifie qu'il a du neiger ou givrer. Mais il accentue aussi le silence car le terme est aussi utilisé pour l'absence (un blanc dans un texte, ou une écoute). Voilà une technique assez rare de double utilisation d'un terme pour créer un effet de renforcement sans que ce soit un pivot.


morning silence snow

Structure of this haiku.

Schema and motifs :

Schéma :
  Motif : mmm082 -

Used techniques :

* 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.

* poesie - Use of poetical devices.
Use of poetical devices.

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