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pleine lune -
elle écarte le rideau
et regarde

Vincent Hoarau, France
cco 2016-11-2


Il ne se passe rien dans ce haïku mais il dégage une atmosphère spéciale laissant le lecteur libre d'imaginer la suite.


moon neighbor woman window full_moon curtain

Structure of this haiku.

Schema and motifs :

Schéma :
  Motif : mmm097 -

Used techniques :

* absence - The main element is not explicit.
The haiku is structured around an unnamed element to which each image refers. The interest is to save the space that would be used by naming the element while having the effect it produces.

The haiku can appear as a vault from which the scaffolding has been removed. If the haiku is well composed, the main element is absent but everything refers to it.

This technique delays storage in memory because the reader must complete the discourse with the unnamed element so that the haiku is unambiguously understandable. It then acquires a higher memory weight.

* yugen - Yugen.
Yugen is a concept of Japanese aesthetics that can be expressed as deep, mysterious, dark, troubled.... In criticism of Japanese poetry, he expresses a subtle depth of things that are vaguely evoked in the poem.

* 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.

* courtmetrage - Short clip.
A haiku that could be a video clip. The initial sequence of a short film.

* - Short clip.
A haiku that could be a video clip. The initial sequence of a short film.

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