Analysis of the Haiku structure
first date --
wondering if the hat
is too much
premier rendez-vous --
je me demande si le chapeau
n'est pas de trop
Carol Raisfeld, USA
Neuf semaines et demi.
Structure of this haiku.
Used techniques :
* auteur - Presence of the author.
Presence of the author in the haiku, the author stages himself but does not necessarily speak about him.
* avis - Opinion given by the author.
The author tells his/her views or an explanation. The speech is not neutral at the first level of reading/writing. This is not a haiku where the author explains to the reader what he or she should understand, usually completed and of no interest. Here, the author gives an indication that is part of the elements of the discourse in addition to the others and that is not a redundancy (redundancy, precision, explanation).
* 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.
* allusion - Allusion to something known by the reader.
This technique refers to something that is supposed to be known to the reader. This type of haiku only works for the reader who understands the allusion. It is often a cultural element or an environment shared between the author and the reader. The reference adds a note of complicity in the speech.
ex: Liberty Market: a chain of stores in the USA.
It can also be illustrated in jargon (specialized languages shared by a community).
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