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Analysis of the Haiku structure

Infinite white -
a solitary tree
supporting the sky

Du blanc à l'infini -
un arbre solitaire
supporte le ciel

Virginia Popescu, France
cco 2017-12-1


Yggdrasill, l'Arbre du Monde : l'archetype de l'Arbre qui fait le lien entre la Terre et le Ciel, les mondes souterrain, terrestre et aérien.Cette notion apparait chez de nombreux peuples indo-européens, les Perses, les Slaves et les Germains mais aussi Colombiens. (voir Wikipedia).


tree color snow white

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* archetype - Active archetypes.
Active presence of archetypes that have determined relationships between images. These archetypes are structures that have aggregated seeds (meanings) and are patterns inherited from the collective unconscious. These are the models that we use to organize our perception of the World.

* 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.

For example:
- Top and Bottom.
- Inside and Outside
- Big and Tiny

* poesie - Use of poetical devices.
Use of poetical devices.

* 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.

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

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

Archetypes and dialectics

* A_Arbre - The Tree of the World.

* 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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