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Analysis of the Haiku structure

Good Friday --
dandelion seeds
in the wind

Vendredi Saint --
les graines de pissenlit
dans le vent


Paul David Mena, USA
cco 2017-04-1

Commentaire.

Il y a quelque chose d'étrange dans ce haïku. Je ne vois pas bien le lien entre les éléments mais il y en a un en profondeur. Il doit s'agir du "souffle" (divin ?). Une similitude entre éléments profonds et non-dits. Ou serait une image de la diffusion de cette religion à partir d'un événement, comme le pissenlit essaime au vent ? On voit ici à l'oeuvre une technique basée sur une similitude profonde avec des connotations très fortes.

Keywords

Easter flower wind

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.

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

* 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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