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Analysis of the Haiku structure

bayou moon—
the lingering scent
of cane whiskey

lune de bayou —
l'odeur persistante
du whiskey de canne


sage stone, USA
cco 2018-09-1

Commentaire.

Toujours efficace d'évoquer une odeur, spécialement si elle est liée à une autre perception. Ici, un couple actif de lumière et d'obscurité. Le moteur de ce haïku me semble reposer sur le mystère de la scène et par là, son grand pouvoir d'éveil de l'Imaginaire.

Keywords

moon alcool night scent

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* 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.

* 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.

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

* 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.

* 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

* sss019 - 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

Archetypes and dialectics

* T_Immobile - Frozen Time.

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