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Analysis of the Haiku structure

spring showers
I peel a red onion
in running water

averses de printemps
je pèle un oignon rouge
dans l'eau courante

Adelaide Shaw, USA
cco 2017-05-2


Trois fois l'eau sous trois formes différentes juxtaposées. Rare.


rain humour cooking

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* 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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