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Analysis of the Haiku structure

nuit à la fenêtre
constellations d'été
odeur de la citronnelle


Denise Dudon, France
cco 2016-07-1

Commentaire.

Haïku construit sur le patron "liste de commission", c'est-à-dire basé sur la juxtaposition d'éléments. Sa réussite dépend du bon choix de ces éléments et de l'effet de résonance entre eux pour créer l'atmosphère. Un haïku de ce type est très souvent un haïku d'atmosphère mais ce n'est pas obligatoirement le cas.

Keywords

night window star summer scent

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.

* surprise - Unexpected element.
An element of haiku is unexpected. In view of the speech, we would have thought of one element and it is another that creates a surprise effect.

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

* S3 - Three elements haiku.
Three independent elements compose the haiku. Also known as the grocery list.

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