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Analysis of the Haiku structure

Urologist’s office-
the framed photograph
of the falls

Cabinet de l'urologue -
la photographie encadrée
des cataractes


Tom Clausen, USA
cco 2016-11-1

Commentaire.

Haïku basé sur le jeux de mots en L3.

Keywords

humour

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* jeu_mots - Puns.
A pun, a double meaning word without being a pivot. This is often an occasion for a multi-level reading discourse with double meaning words. This device is linked to humour, to the comic of the situation.

* simili - Similitudes.
Use of images with common semes. The sharing of common semes (qualities, characteristics) makes images reinforce each other. There is resonance because the mind makes the relationship between the two images.

A cup of tea and a lake share the fact that they are an expanse of liquid surrounded by a rim. We can "see" the image of one in the other.

* 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.

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

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