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Analysis of the Haiku structure

dispute –
l’amertume
du thé


Eléonore Nickolay, France
cco 2017-02-2

Commentaire.

Juste quelques mots pour planter l'atmosphère. Ce haïku très court est en fait complet. L'auteure nous donne son avis sur la situation au travers d'une note objective (l'amertume) qui a une double signification. Economie des mots, efficacité du discours. Il n'y a pas d'action dans ce haïku. Celam mime l'atmosphère lourde d'après la dispute.

Keywords

tea taste argument

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.

* 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.

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