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Analysis of the Haiku structure

freight train--
the night runs out
of breath

train de marchandises --
la nuit à court

Robyn Cairns, Australia
cco 2016-04-2


Similitude originale entre le bruit saccadé des wagons et la respiration. Haïku d'atmosphère dans la nuit où tout prend une dimension différente avec, ici, une touche de yugen.


train sound night

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* juxtaposition - Juxtaposition.
Use of images placed side by side to create an effect superior to that of each separate image. It is not a resonance effect as in similarity but rather a composition effect as in a painting or still life.

As the juxtaposed images have no or very few common semes, they compose a new global image in relation to its components.

* 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.

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