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Analysis of the Haiku structure

the Big Dipper—
rows of corn connect
farm to farm

la Grande Ourse—
des lignes de maïs relient
une ferme à l'autre

Chad Lee Robinson, USA
cco 2016-04-2


Similitude entre les constellations d'étoiles dispersées et les fermes dans l'immensité des champs de maïs (USA). Opposition entre le monde d'En-haut (étoiles) et le monde d'En-bas. (fermes) qui donne une dimension cosmique à ce haïku.


star farm field

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* 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.

* 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.

* 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

Archetypes and dialectics

* D_HautBas - Up <> Down.

Une opposition entre ce qui est en Haut et ce qui est en Bas. Par exemple, le ciel et la terre, les étoiles et les lumières de la ville, les nuages et la mer...

* D_GrandPetit - Big <> Little.

* A_Espace - The Space.

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