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Analysis of the Haiku structure

spring chill—
one kitten left
without a nipple

froid du printemps—
un chaton laissé
sans mamelon

sage stone, USA
cco 2016-03-2


Haïku météo. Le froid a cependant ici plusieurs significations. C'est le froid physique loin de la chaleur de la mère, la sensation du mal-être que l'on ressent, le froid de la Mort inéluctable de ce chaton. C'est donc aussi un haïku d'atmosphère. Cruel comme un conte de Maupassant.


death cat cold

Structure of this haiku.

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.

* fin - Final element give the clue.
A detail at the end reveals the real meaning of haiku.

* 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.

* simili - Similitudes.
Use of images with common semes. The sharing of common semes (qualities, characteristics) makes images reinforce each other. There is resonance because the mind makes the relationship between the two images.

A cup of tea and a lake share the fact that they are an expanse of liquid surrounded by a rim. We can "see" the image of one in the other.

Archetypes and dialectics

* A_Mort - Death.

Contexte de mort (deuil, décès, cimetière...) ou pulsion de mort (guerre, violence...).

* A_Abandon - To be abandoned.

Le sentiment d'abandon, de rester seul. Le fait d'être abandonné, pour un être ou un objet. Cet archétype peut être liée à celui de la Chute. Tous deux correspondent à des choses profondes en nous.

Peut être aussi lié au sabi, un terme qui désigne les marques de choses qui ont vécus.

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