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Analysis of the Haiku structure

the washing machine
wobbles across the room
winter solstice

la machine à laver
vagabonde à travers la pièce
solstice d'hiver


Julie Warther, USA
cco 2019-02-2

Commentaire.

J'aime ce type de juxtaposition d'éléments sans relation apparente. On peut cependant imaginer que la machine s'ennuie au creux de l'obscurité de l'hiver et qu'elle se met en mouvement pour voyager. Ce type de personnification tuerait le haïku s'il était au niveau superficiel. Au niveau profond, il lui donne au contraire toute sa force.

Keywords

washing humour solstice_2 winter

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* perso - Personification.
Personification. Projection of human feelings or behaviours on things or animals.

* juxtaposition - Juxtaposition.
Use of images placed side by side to create an effect superior to that of each separate image. It is not a resonance effect as in similarity but rather a composition effect as in a painting or still life.

As the juxtaposed images have no or very few common semes, they compose a new global image in relation to its components.

* S21 - Caesura between L2 and L3.
Caesura between L2 and L3.

* 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.

* - 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.

Archetypes and dialectics

* A_ObjetActif - An object seems to have its own activity.

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