Juxtaposition

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What are some real world example of juxtaposition?

Like not just good and evil or whatever, but like comparing two meaningful things.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/22/2015 - 01:25
A woman giving birth on a

A woman giving birth on a battle field in the middle of a war would be juxtaposition. This scene would compare the beauty of life beginning to the gore of lives ending by force.

A city dump with a tranquil view of nature in the background (ocean, mountains, etc.).

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 04:12
juxtaposition?

does anyone know any examples of juxtaposition in the book "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/11/2015 - 00:52
Example

"Should we weep when clowns put on their show", is an example of juxtaposition.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/02/2015 - 03:01
Juxtaposition

Can you give me examples of juxtaposition in books and list the books you found them in?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 19:05
Juxtaposition in THE GREAT GATSBY and SCHINDLER'S LIST

Tom and Daisy's house is juxtaposed with the apartment Tom has with Myrtle; the former is open and spacious, the latter is cramped and uncomfortable.
The Valley of the Ashes and East Egg are juxtaposed.
SCHINDLER'S LIST, the movie, uses juxtaposition throughout: the Nazis and the Jews, Schindler and Goeth. the scenes are placed right next to each other to highlight the contrasts.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/30/2015 - 02:04
Is this juxtaposition

Embarrassed or proud

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 22:08
Yes

Yes because you are putting two words with opposite meaning next to each other. Juxtaposition is like "rich and poor," "alive and dead," "good and evil," or "happy and sad."

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 16:12
help

'manna to gall' Juxtaposition?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 22:06
question

"more alluring than any dream of buried gold"
is this juxtaposition?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 20:27
no I believe that is a

no I believe that is a metaphor you are comparing to things but not using like or as

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 14:40
I.D.K (I Don't Know)

I.D.K (I Don't Know)

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/29/2015 - 06:09
Best way I understood

One example to understanding a juxtaposition was when a movie played a happy tune while showing an extremely sad or upsetting scene.
In literature, you could use a similar idea such as describing one feeling while using a contrasting mood.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:18
Story of an hour

This whole jusatpagition thing is wack-yo

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:16
Example

"I believe it is possible to be an athlete and an intellectual."

Putting the words "athlete" and "intellectual" in close proximity evokes images of each. It makes the reader compare those images and re-evaluate the either/or concept held by many people. The reader is then forced to merge these contrasting images in order to accept the statement.

Something else that might help is to think of the 1980s film "Twins" that juxtaposes Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger as fraternal twins for comic effect.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/17/2015 - 16:07
not really

That's not exactly right because a lot of athletes are intellectual. Now if you say "I believe it is possible to be a jock and an intellectual." that brings the differences out between them more because most people believe jocks to be meatheads.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 19:31
help !

hi guys .. we have an oral defense tomorrow about the structuralism and formalism and juxtaposition is includes how am i going to explain this one ?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:13
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What an odd word.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:33
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
Antithesis

This is actually antithesis because it places two seemingly opposite ideas in the same sentence. Juxtaposition is two opposite words or phrases placed right next to each other like "life and death," "rich and poor," or "happy and sad," but you can probably get away with calling it juxtaposition anyways

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 16:15
Yes exactly

Yes exactly

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:20
A* Banter that is

A* Banter that is

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:51
great banter

great banter

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/01/2015 - 17:18
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
That would be oxymoron when

That would be oxymoron when placed side by side, eg. Bittersweet

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:13
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
Any

Any, if one so wished, and by doing so properly.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 05/31/2015 - 22:06
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
i like to think of

i like to think of juxtapositions like this:
You cant have good without the bad
or, bad isn't bad without the good.
Get it?
Like you don't realize how bad a situation might be until something good comes in.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 04:23
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
juxtaposition vs personification

no, that's personification. the word is given the humanly quality of "snarling"

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/07/2015 - 21:38
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

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