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Analysis of the Haiku structure

a moonless night
the cries of geese

une nuit sans lune
les cris des oies

Julie Warther, USA
cco 2016-04-2

Haïku d'atmosphère lourde. En fait, les oies crient la nuit en volant pour ne pas se disperser. Archétype du Voyage, opposition entre le sédentaire et le nomade. La Nuit où le rêve du voyage nous hante. Opposition aussi entre le monde d'En-haut et celui d'En-bas.


goose cry bird night migration

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* atmosphere - Atmosphere.
Something emerges from all the elements that constitute haiku: a climate, an atmosphere. The author does not state this explicitly. It is the reader who reconstructs it from his or her own experience.

This is especially true in three-segment haiku, also called "grocery list". But this effect can also be achieved in other ways.

The mention of feelings related to the weather and taste adds a multisensory dimension to the atmosphere created.

* 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.

* dislocation - Dislocation.
Dislocation: repetition of the subject at the end (or at the beginning) of the sentence. The repeated subject is then specified. This delays understanding and insists on the main subject of the speech.

ex: He loses his leaves, the tree.

Archetypes and dialectics

* A_Appel - The Call.

* A_Voyage - The Travel.

Le voyage, la migration... Lié à la Route qui elle est plus en potentialités que le Voyage qui est action.

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