Analysis of the Haiku structure
Un voile de cacao
Sur la porcelaine
Valérie Baudet, France
Une merveilleuse résonance entre la lune et la porcelaine. Le voile de cacao doit trouver son répondant dans des nuages. C'est aussi un motif particulier et rare du schéma liant meteo et nourriture chaude.
Structure of this haiku.
Schema and motifs :
Motif : mmm040 -
Used techniques :
* opposition - Images in opposition.
Images with a group of opposite senses. The images are in opposition to each other. However, the opposite semes are grouped into dialectics. A dialectic is composed of opposite semes, like the two sides, poles of the same grade.
- Top and Bottom.
- Inside and Outside
- Big and Tiny
* 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.
* ellipse - Ellipsis.
Ellipsis: Only the minimum is said but the whole situation can be reconstruct by the reader.
This is also the case when only a part of the discourse is present. The remaining part can be guessed by the reader.
* 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.
Archetypes and dialectics
* D_IntExt - In <> Out.
* D_HautBas - Up <> Down.
Une opposition entre ce qui est en Haut et ce qui est en Bas. Par exemple, le ciel et la terre, les étoiles et les lumières de la ville, les nuages et la mer...
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