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autumn chill
her long fingernails drum
with the rain

fraicheur d'automne
ses longs ongles tambourinent
avec la pluie

Heather Madrone, USA
cco 2012-09-2


autumn rain sound cold nail

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :

* association - Associations.
Images in association. Interaction comes from the sharing of only a part of the semes. However, the relationship is stronger than in the juxtaposition that places images side by side without semantic relationships (sharing of semes) between them.

ex: fireworks (small dots - luminous - close - ephemeral) and
stars (small dots - bright - distant - eternal)

Here, the association is based on the first two elements of description (semes)

Effects: liadyn - Binding with dynamics effects

At the level: 2-prof - Deep level
Deep and non explicit structures, active objects of the unconscious.

Description level: 5-strp - Deep structure (schemas, patterns, cultural, associations, similarities)

* meteo - Meteo used to create an atmosphere.
Use in a haiku segment of a reference to the weather (weather conditions) that provides more than just the mention of the weather as a background. The reference refers to a state of weather that has physical (cold rain, sudden hail, frost,...) or psychological (overcast sky, storm warning, sultry afternoon...) effects. These effects are mainly felt through the skin (contact, temperature,...); which connects the author/reader to the World (his direct environment).

The mentioned weather and its effects share a set of semes (brutality, unpredictability, "cold", psychologically oppressive climate,...) with the situation experienced by the author.

A sudden and unpleasant change of situation shares semes (brutality, unpredictability, impact) with a sudden storm, hail, cold rain. A hard time to live, a disappointment, with a cold rain. An overcast weather before the rain shares with a moment when we fear the occurrence of events that we fear.

Although the meteo is often used as a marker (kigo - word of season), it sometimes brings more than just the place in the season or the context of the moment.

Effects: liasen - Binding with sensorial feelings.

At the level: 1-surf - Surface level
Discourse, surface structures, content, subject, style.

Description level: 3-suj - Subject, content

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