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Analysis of the Haiku structure

pan-fried trout
I learn something new
about my father

truite poellée
j'apprends quelque chose de nouveau
sur mon père


Dave Baldwin, USA
cco 2017-01-2

Commentaire.

Un autre haïku inexpliqué. Sa force réside dans le fait que l'on ne peut le ranger en mémoire ou l'oublier sans le comprendre. Le temps passé à cela ajoute des liens avec notre Imaginaire et lui donne un poids plus important. A noter aussi la juxtaposition improbable L1 L3 qui contribue au mystère. Pourquoi donc à ce moment-là, se demande-t-on ?

Keywords

family

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* 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.

* 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.

* 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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