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Analysis of the Haiku structure

lone guest gone –
the ticking
of the parlor clock

l'unique invité parti --
le tic-tac
de l'horloge du parloir

Brian Austin Darnell, USA
cco 2016-08-2


Allitération dans la version d'origine (L1 et L2-L3). Haïku d'atmosphère sur le temps long dans un contexte spécial où on ne vit qu'entre deux visites, marquées par l'horloge qui ordonne le temps.


prison clock loneliness sound

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* alliteration - Alliteration.
Alliteration: effect of sonorities produced by the repetition of consonants to mimic a situation. Alliteration: consonant effect - Assonance: vowel effect.

* atmosphère - 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.

Archetypes and dialectics

* T_Lent - Slow Time.

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