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Analysis of the Haiku structure

morning coffee -
familiar pleasure
in each other's eye

café du matin -
plaisir familier
dans les yeux l'un de l'autre

Carol Raisfeld, USA
cco 2019-08-1


Ce haïku est une variante du motif 'Chacun regarde l'autre'. Mais le café, avec toute sa richesse de sensations, lui donne un contexte actif intense.


coffee morning eyes love pleasure

Structure of this haiku.

Schema and motifs :

Schéma :
  Motif : mmm007 -

Schéma :
  Motif : mmm054 -

Used techniques :

* auteur - Presence of the author.
Presence of the author in the haiku, the author stages himself but does not necessarily speak about him.

* 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.

Archetypes and dialectics

* T_Immobile - Frozen Time.

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