Analysis of the Haiku structure
my child’s grip
starts to loosen
dans ma main, celle de mon enfant
commence à se desserrer)
John Mc Manus, UK
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.
- Top and Bottom.
- Inside and Outside
- Big and Tiny
* fin - Final element give the clue.
A detail at the end reveals the real meaning of haiku.
* feuilleté - Multilevel discourse, layered haiku.
Haikus with two (or more) reading levels. A first objective level referring to a situation, another underlying level saying something else. The Chinese are fond of this type of discourse with many levels.
These various levels may be conscious or unconscious.
We find a little bit of this technique consciously applied in the weather haiku. The weather element can be understood as an mention to the weather and as the element that creates the atmosphere of haiku.
The two levels of discourse are conscious and disjointed and well visible in haiku tanka, of which they form the two parts. However, they overlap in the layered haiku.
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* trans_S - Transition in the surface discourse.
Archetypes and dialectics
* D_HautBas - Up <> Down.
Une opposition entre ce qui est en Haut et ce qui est en Bas. Par exemple, le ciel et la terre, les étoiles et les lumières de la ville, les nuages et la mer...
* D_GrandPetit - Big <> Little.
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