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un nouveau printemps -
la floraison rose
des fumigènes

Vincent Hoarau, France
cco 2016-03-2


Voilà un haïku "social", contestataire. mais il ne dit rien. Aucun "message" explicite. Et c'est cela qui fait sa réussite. Pas besoin de dire, tout le monde sait. Alors l'auteur pose simplement deux images en juxtaposition et l'effet apparaît. Similitude et opposition unies. C'est une figure que je commence à identifier. Et bien sûr le rouge qui n'est pas innocent. Une référence possible aussi au "carré rouge" des étudiants québecois...


social protest color pink

Structure of this haiku.

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

* 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.

* jeu_mots - Puns.
A pun, a double meaning word without being a pivot. This is often an occasion for a multi-level reading discourse with double meaning words. This device is linked to humour, to the comic of the situation.

* 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.

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