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Dessus de l'étang
une libellule rouge
tu manques déjà


Allal Taleb, Belgique
cco 2016-01-2

Commentaire.

Haïku "tanka" comme je les identifie. L3 joue le rôle du second segment (7 - 7) d'un tanka. On peut noter une opposition de couleurs entre le sombre de l'étang et le rouge de la libellule. Le rouge étant d'ailleurs en Occident et en Chine la couleur de l'amour et la joie. En allant plus loin, on peut voir une analogie entre le vol irrégulier et imprévisible de l'insecte et l'amour.

Keywords

pond color red love départing dragonfly absence

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* tanka - Tanka-like haiku.
Tanka is composed of two segments. The first, objective, describes a situation, the second, subjective, allows the author's feelings to speak. It is possible to use this structure in haiku.

The second segment can, however, be written without the author explicitly talking about himself but simply placing elements of his/her behaviour in it.

* 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.

* 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.

Archetypes and dialectics

* A_Separation - Separation, Parting, Farewells.

Le fait de se séparer pour un long moment. De ne plus se revoir avant longtemps. De ne pas savoir si on se reverra. Souvent lié au thème de la Mort. D'ailleurs, ne dit-on pas, partir, c'est mourir un peu.

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