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Analysis of the Haiku structure

autumn woods -
the smell
of last night's rain

bois en automne -
de la pluie de la nuit dernière

Brian Austin Darnell, USA
cco 2017-10-2


La trace d'un passé proche est un motif assez fréquent. C'est un détail, souvent physique, qui nous rappelle quelque chose. C'est un haïku d'atmosphère mêlant odeurs et sensations.


autumn smell rain

Structure of this haiku.

Schema and motifs :

Schéma :
  Motif : mmm058 -

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.

* multisens - Synestesia - Multi-senses perception.
Haïkus using effects on several senses (hearing, touch, taste, vision, smell). They play on the phenomenon of resonance between feelings (Synesthesia). This device usually produces strong haikus because they are physical.

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