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Analysis of the Haiku structure

over Monday coffee
the conversation shifts to
"The Walking Dead"

café du lundi matin
la conversation roule sur
"The Walking Dead"

Paul David Mena, USA
cco 2016-04-1


Haïku basé sur un jeu de mots. Comique de situtation. Détail final fournissant l'effet. Haïku superficiel mais reprenant beaucoup de caractéristiques du genre. On s'en tire avec un sourire, ce qui compte aussi beaucoup.


coffee morning humour

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* 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.

* détail - A detail is the key element of the haiku.
The strength of these haikus lies in a detail, either in its relationship to other elements or images, or in its own strength. It plays the active role and will be remembered.

We can recognize there the action of the archetype of the ActivePoint.

* 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.

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

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