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Analysis of the Haiku structure

summer night
somewhere a saxophone
on born to run

Sondra Byrnes, USA
cco 2016-09-1


Haïku s'appuyant aussi sur une allusion culturelle : "Born to run" de Bruce Sprinsteen. Intraduisible. On peut remarquer que le saxophone quelque part dans la nuit est un thème qui marque. Une allusion aux notes chaudes en résonance avec la nuit d'été. Ce n'est pas tout à fait un haïku météo mais L1 a un rôle important dans l'atmosphère.


night summer music jazz

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* culturel - Use of external cultural reference.
The haiku is based on an external cultural element, well known by the reader. There is a sharing of an environment (place, situation...) or cultural element (music, painting...) that will seek memories or sensations in the memory and experience of the reader. This device saves a lot of space, nothing else is needed, the effect is achieved by the reader's contribution.

* 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.

* 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.

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