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Analysis of the Haiku structure

mussel-blue skies . . .
the cherry blossom bright
by the brick wall

ciel bleu couleur de moules . . .
le brillant des fleurs de cerisier
contre le mur de briques

Matthew Paul, UK
cco 2016-05-1


Les anglo-saxons ont des références spéciales pour qualifier le ciel. Celle-ci est rare et ajoute un caractère spécial au haïku. Il est classiquement basé sur une opposition de couleurs et d'éléments (ciel versus mur). On peut remarquer la juxtaposition étrange entre "moules", "ciel", "fleurs" et "briques".


sky color blue tree blooming

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.

For example:
- Top and Bottom.
- Inside and Outside
- Big and Tiny

Effects: liadyn - Binding with dynamics effects

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

Description level: 2-strs - Organization, surface structures

* 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.

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)

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