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Analysis of the Haiku structure

drenched in mist
the white-faced heron

trempé dans la brume
le héron à face blanche
plus court

Cynthia Rowe, Australia
cco 2019-07-2


Haïku basé sur le schémà de la sensation renforcée. L'auteure a le sentiment que quelque chose a changé. Elle capture ce moment. Un des traits marqueurs du haïku.


mist bird heron silence

Structure of this haiku.

Schema and motifs :

Schéma :
  Motif : mmm059 -

Used techniques :

* 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.

* 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.

* avis - Opinion given by the author.
The author tells his/her views or an explanation. The speech is not neutral at the first level of reading/writing. This is not a haiku where the author explains to the reader what he or she should understand, usually completed and of no interest. Here, the author gives an indication that is part of the elements of the discourse in addition to the others and that is not a redundancy (redundancy, precision, explanation).

* S1 - Folded sentence.
Haiku in one folded sentence.

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

Archetypes and dialectics

* A_Rencontre - The Unexpected Encounter.

La rencontre fortuite entre deux êtres avec un moment où quelque chose se passe entre eux.

* T_Immobile - Frozen Time.

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