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Analysis of the Haiku structure

river walk
the scent of lilacs
and fresh tar

promenade au bord de la rivière
le parfum des lilas
et du goudron frais


Adelaide Shaw, USA
cco 2017-05-1

Commentaire.

J'aime bien les haïkus d'odeur. Celui-ci joue sur la juxtaposition inattendue entre une odeur de frais, de fleur et d'hydrocarbures aromatiques. Le contraste est explosif et donne toute la dynamique au discours.

Keywords

scent asphalt lilac stroll

Structure of this haiku.

Used techniques :


* 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)


* 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


* fin - Final element gives the clue.
A detail at the end reveals the real meaning of haiku.

Effects: reinter - Reworking at the end.


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

Description level: 2-strs - Organization, surface structures

Archetypes and dialectics

* D_Nature - Nature versus Domesticated.


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