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Analysis of the Haiku structure

after each haiku—
the pencil
a little shorter

après chaque haïku —
le crayon
un peu plus court

Stanford M. Forrester/sekiro, USA
cco 2017-10-1


La perception d'un changement est fréquente dans le haïku. Il s'agit en général d'un passage parfois soudain entre deux niveaux. Ici, cependant, c'est l'inéluctabilité qui produit l'effet. Il est difficile de dire si l'auteur veut montrer la transformation du crayon en écriture ou si cela signfie le cours du Temps.


haiku writing humour

Structure of this haiku.

Schema and motifs :

Schéma : sss029 Something reminds us of the Past.
  Motif : mmm013 - Something remains.

Used techniques :

* archetype - Active archetypes.
Active presence of archetypes that have determined relationships between images. Archetypes are structures that have aggregated semes (meanings) and are patterns inherited from the collective unconscious. These are the models that we use to organize our perception of the World.

e.g. Night, Fire, Death, Fall, Frontier...

Night: gloomy, dark, cold, threatening (lack of visibility of potential dangers), dangerous (legacy of ancient times), loss of Light, linked to the Unconscious through dreams and nightmares, silent world, mysterious, unknown, populated by fantastical beings.

Effects: liainc - Binding to the Unconscious

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

Description level: 6-inf - Active infrastructure (archetypes, dialectics)

* 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 (structural element 'clos') 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).

It gives a view on one of the elements of the situation.

Effects: liavec - Binding to the reader's experience.

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

Description level: 3-aut - Author's role

Archetypes and dialectics

* A_Temps - Time.

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