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Analysis of the Haiku structure

he looks perplexed -
the scarecrow,
chest deep in the river's flood

il semble perplexe -
dans l'inondation jusqu'à la poitrine

Brian Austin Darnell, USA
cco 2016-08-2


L'auteur donne son avis mais le comique de la situation l'emporte dans mon choix. L'épouvantail semble avoir une place particulière dans notre Imaginaire, presqu'une existence propre. Ce haïku est marqué par l'archétype de l'Engloutissement. Et cela commence à tracasser l'épouvantail. Ce haïku me fait aussi penser à une chanson de Graeme Allwright (« Jusqu'à la ceinture »).


flood humour scarecrow

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* avis - Opinion given by the author.
The author tells his/her views or an explanation. The speech is not neutral at the first level of reading/writing. This is not a haiku where the author explains to the reader what he or she should understand, usually completed and of no interest. Here, the author gives an indication that is part of the elements of the discourse in addition to the others and that is not a redundancy (redundancy, precision, explanation).

Effects: liavec - Binding to the reader's experience.

At the level: 1-surf - Surface level
Discourse, surface structures, content, subject, style.

Description level: 3-aut - Author's role

* perso - Personification.
Personification. Projection of human feelings or behaviours on things or animals.

Effects: liavec - Binding to the reader's experience.

At the level: 2-prof - Deep level
Deep and non explicit structures, active objects of the unconscious.

Description level: 5-vecu - Personal(Experienced, psycho, acquired...)

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