Juxtaposition

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What device is used where say

What device is used where say fireworks are in the back ground during a birth and going off when someone is about to die, is this juxtaposition?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:33
Juxtaposition?

Would "A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself" be an example of juxtaposition? If not, what literary device would it be?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 04:17
juxta pose

I think your statement is an aphorism. juxtaposition just means side by side. when we place words side by side we associate them with each other. Thus we can use juxtaposition to imply a relationship between the words.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:21
juxtaposition

it is not juxtaposition you did not describe the contrasts and similarities of the characters.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 09/20/2014 - 19:59
Exam help

Can you use juxtaposition for writing to describe, inform or pursuade; if so which one?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:49
Juxtaposition v. Doppelganger

Are doppelgangers similar to juxtapositions, or am I just wasting my time asking this question?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 15:25
help !

i have a exam coming up how can i add juxtapostion in a peel paragraph ??

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 16:53
pulling out my hair

to raise the stubborn issue of children born into poverty - does that qualify?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 15:49
is "the word snarled in my

is "the word snarled in my stomach" juxtaposition?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 01:41
no

it would not be one as you see, it is more of a slight preposition than an actual juxsta position. An example could be, a story, perhaps, with a bad guy and a good guy (both contradict each other and contrast)

Hope this helps!
Jenny Waffleton
xx

(p.s, I'm not too sure but I have a rough idea about what juxsta position is!)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 21:11
What about this?

“Once she wrote a paper on the Graveyard poets; now she writes notes to the milkman"

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 03:43
no

no

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/31/2014 - 07:57
Romeo and Juliet

"My only love sprung from my only hate"

"Love" and "hate" are opposites, and allow the sentence to be an example of juxtaposition.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 04:35
Love vs Hate and Juxtaposition vs Oxymoron

Actually love and hate are not opposites. Love opposite is indifference. Also I was wondering if it actually juxtaposition or an oxymoron. Is Juxtaposition and oxymoron similar?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 07:56
woow

thank you a lot....that really helped

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:46
confused

would all is not gold that glitters be this?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 04:55
No, your phrase is an idiom

No, your phrase is an idiom (idiomatic phrase)

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/30/2014 - 17:30
Juxtaposition in Satire

How could juxtaposition be used to develop satire? In Swift's "The Lady's Dressing Room," he often juxtaposes how people see Celia and how nasty she is in reality. I suppose that's a very clear way that he uses juxtaposition to create satire, but in other texts, it's not quite as clear, as in Saki's "The Storyteller." How would satire and juxtaposition relate in a writing similar to that one?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 17:13
Juxtaposition

What is the difference between juxtaposition and contrast

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 09:48
Juxtaposition is one of the

Juxtaposition is one of the devices used to show contrast.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/22/2013 - 02:59
Quote

Can I have a quote of juxtaposition being used in a sentence?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 23:59
Here you go

"Her rosy lips touched her withered cheek." - Juxtaposition between 'rosy' and 'withered' =difference in age, vitality, generations etc.

"His rough woolen cloak lay over her silk shift." - Juxtaposition between materials of the characters = could symbolise difference in social status, personality etc.

"There was gunfire. Ben dropped to the floor in a flash and yanked Robert down when he half ran, half tripped past the spot where Ben was hiding." - Juxtaposition between the reaction of the two characters = difference in personality, skill, occupation etc.

These are simple examples. As someone else in this thread mentioned, usually juxtaposition is made throughout the entire story with various details, so it may not be within the same sentence or as obvious as the examples I've given. Hope this helps!

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 14:51
Yes

Moby Dick, Chapter 93 "The Castaway:"

"But we are all in the hands of the Gods; and Pip jumped again."

I believe this works as a juxtaposition, for the second clause's action is compared with the claim in the first.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 21:53
No

I can't think of a single example where juxtaposition would be used in a single sentence, short of simply saying, "His beautiful mane of hair was a clear juxtaposition to his balding brother" (or something of the like).

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 18:31
John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany

In his novel A Prayer for Owen Meaning the charters Owen and Johnny are undeniably different: in physical size, and even in beliefs(in the beginning of the book). However, they are extremely alike I am left with this question...can juxtaposition point out BOTH similarities and comparisions? Or is it simply one element or the other? Irving eloquently uses this device throughtout the duration of the novel.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 03:29
Juxtaposition can certainly

Juxtaposition can certainly reveal a similarity and comparison. Look at the 'same but different' scenarios, where the more two cultures might appear different, the more their behavior proves to be the same.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/17/2013 - 07:13
Could juxta position be ironic?

Hi,

Just wondering, could juxta postion be ironic? After all, it is contrasting/contradicting?

Thanks, I would appreciate it if you could reply asap,
Jeremy Clarkson

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 21:15
what are the steps to finding

what are the steps to finding it
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Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:52
The steps to finding it are

The steps to finding it are simply stated within the contents of textual evidence. It is between two different characters, so when put side by side, they are instantly seen as opposites, or they are the same.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:43
Really good

Thanks that was really helpful

xoxoxoxoxo

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 22:31
wow that was indeed good

wow that was indeed good

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 10:54
can somone give another

can somone give another example.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 06:04
thankyou life saver would not

thankyou life saver
would not have completed exams without this

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 03:16
Very helpful...

Very helpful...

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 00:24
Help!!!!!

What's the difference between juxtaposition, parallelism, and foil?
Thanks!
xoxoxoxo

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 03:33
Juxtaposition, parallelism, and foil

Juxtaposition contrasts two seperate things, Parallelism is a repeated sentence structure or phrase, Foil is a character who helps you understand a different character.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 02:58
Paradise Lost

I am so excited to read paradise lost (but the novel since its easier to understand)
but i cant seem to find a copy. Drat

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/29/2011 - 17:47

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