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Analysis of the Haiku structure

ciel de glace —
au linge elle ajoute une dose
de blanc nucléaire

Karyn Louryan , Belgique
cco 2017-01-1


La force de ce haiku provient de la juxtaposition improbable. C'est une technique classique en poésie.


washing color white humour

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* 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.

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