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Analysis of the Haiku structure

gathering dusk
outside a quayside café
fishermen’s lines

cueillant le crépuscuple
à l'extérieur d'un café du quai
lignes de pêcheurs

Alan Summers, England
cco 2018-12-1


L'image des lignes qui pêchent le jour se rencontrent parfois. L'image doit être forte assez pour constituer un motif. On le retrouve aussi dans les ailes des éoliennes qui brassent l'aube. Quelque chose de fort doit exister dans cette image récurrente.


dusk fishing

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* xxx - Undefined appeal.
Haïku having something undefinable that deserves further study.

* 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.

* 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.

* 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_Nuit - The Night.

La nuit primale, avec son obscurité, ses "dangers", ses mystères et nos peurs millénaires.

* A_PlaneEau - Something hovering over the Water.

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