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Analysis of the Haiku structure

river walk
the scent of lilacs
and fresh tar

promenade au bord de la rivière
le parfum des lilas
et du goudron frais


Adelaide Shaw, USA
cco 2017-05-1

Commentaire.

J'aime bien les haïkus d'odeur. Celui-ci joue sur la juxtaposition inattendue entre une odeur de frais, de fleur et d'hydrocarbures aromatiques. Le contraste est explosif et donne toute la dynamique au discours.

Keywords

scent

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* 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.

* fin - Final element give the clue.
A detail at the end reveals the real meaning of haiku.

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