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Analysis of the Haiku structure

décès de ma grand-tante -
un papillon blanc
traverse le jardin


Damien Gabriels, France
cco 2018-05-2

Commentaire.

Encore une fois, la Vie qui triomphe. Une nuance spéciale cependant pour ce haïku français, il y a une liaison possible avec les papillons blancs, qui dans l'Imaginaire anglo-saxon, représentent l'âme des morts. Liaison avérée après demande à l'auteur. L'image, traversant les cultures, est alors archétypale.

Keywords

death butterfly color white

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* culturel - Use of external cultural reference.
The haiku is based on an external cultural element, well known by the reader. There is a sharing of an environment (place, situation...) or cultural element (music, painting...) that will seek memories or sensations in the memory and experience of the reader. This device saves a lot of space, nothing else is needed, the effect is achieved by the reader's contribution.

* 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.

* 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.

Archetypes and dialectics

* A_Mort - Death.

Contexte de mort (deuil, décès, cimetière...) ou pulsion de mort (guerre, violence...).

* A_Vie - Life.

Toute manifestation d'un être pour affirmer sa présence, sa survie, parfois dans un contexte qui lui est défavorable.

* D_VieMort - Life <> Death.

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