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Analysis of the Haiku structure

village perdu
une vieille à sa fenêtre
veille sur le virage

Bikko, France
cco 2017-01-1


Etrange haïku. Que fait cette vieille qui guette ? Serait-elle une image de la Mort qui guette sa proie ? Le virage pourrait représenter le danger, le Destin, le Piège... Il y a parfois des haïkus dont il est difficile de cerner le discours. Cela les rend plus actifs par l'indécision et la résonnance qu'ils ont en nous lors de la phase de liage en mémoire.



Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* 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.

* xxx - Undefined appeal.
Haïku having something undefinable that deserves further study.

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