tempslibres - free times haiku database

Analysis of the Haiku structure

Vent violent -
au coeur de l'hiver le goût
des patates douces


Gérard Maréchal, France
cco 2016-02-1

Commentaire.

Autre haïku basé sur des oppositions. Intérieur versus Extérieur, violence des éléments versus douceur. L'intérêt vient du type différent, et plutôt inattendu, des éléments mis en relation.

Keywords

wind cold winter taste cooking

Structure of this haiku.

Schema and motifs :

Schéma :
  Motif : mmm016 -

Used techniques :

* opposition - Images in opposition.
Images with a group of opposite senses. The images are in opposition to each other. However, the opposite semes are grouped into dialectics. A dialectic is composed of opposite semes, like the two sides, poles of the same grade.

For example:
- Top and Bottom.
- Inside and Outside
- Big and Tiny

* 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.

* atmosphere - Atmosphere.
Something emerges from all the elements that constitute haiku: a climate, an atmosphere. The author does not state this explicitly. It is the reader who reconstructs it from his or her own experience.

This is especially true in three-segment haiku, also called "grocery list". But this effect can also be achieved in other ways.

The mention of feelings related to the weather and taste adds a multisensory dimension to the atmosphere created.

Archetypes and dialectics

* D_IntExt - In <> Out.

* D_ChaudFroid - Warm <> Cold.

All the author's haikus >>>