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Analysis of the Haiku structure

tout le jour l'averse
de la cuisine l'odeur
de mangue aux épices

Danièle Duteil, France
cco 2018-02-1


Un autre haïku sensoriel mêlant odeurs, et sons. Cependant sa force réside pour moi dans les oppositions Intérieur versus Extérieur, chaleur de la préparation et froid de la pluie, chaleur des épices et gris monotone de la pluie. On pourrait aussi considérer qu’il s’agit d’un haïku de compensation, la mangue et la richesse de sa préparation jouant ici le rôle du sucre dans ce type de schéma.


rain cooking fruit scent

Structure of this haiku.

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.

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

* 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.

* 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.

Archetypes and dialectics

* D_IntExt - In <> Out.

* T_Lent - Slow Time.

* D_ChaudFroid - Warm <> Cold.

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