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Analysis of the Haiku structure

matin brumeux~
l'odeur d'encens remonte
les escaliers

Sarra Masmoudi, Tunisie
cco 2018-01-2


Ce haïku est à mettre en rapport avec celui du jour nouveau et de l'arôme du café de Sema Bulle. Ici, cependant, la lumière est immobile, seule l'odeur parcourt l'espace. A noter, l'opposition entre brumeux et encens. On passe du gris uniforme à la chaleur et la richesse d'un odeur; un contraste trans-sensoriel.


morning mist scent stairs

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.

* 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.

* opp-sim - Opposition-similarity.
Opposition AND similarity. A relationship between two terms is both an opposition and a similarity.

For example: an egg on the plate and the setting sun. There is a sharing of the semes of roundness, red, but opposition between Up versus Bottom, Large versus Small.

* 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.

Archetypes and dialectics

* A_Ame - The Soul of things.

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