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Analysis of the Haiku structure

heures pluvieuses –
le cliquetis du clavier
notant des haïkus

Michel Duflo, France
cco 2018-01-2


Un rapprochement fréquent entre le bruit du clavier et celui de la pluie. Le fait qu’il s’agisse de haïkus crée un lien spécial avec la pluie, un acteur chargé de significations dans le haïku. Le coeur de la juxtaposition réside dans la monotonie des bruits.


rain PC sound writing haiku

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.

* son - Active sounds in the text.
Use of sonorities in the text. Sound plays an active and central role in the discourse. The mention of the named sound imitates the sound heard.

* 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.

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