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Monday, April 11, 2011

J is for Juxtaposition

What the heck does this word mean. It is the act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
Yeah, that happens in writing. Don't we place the hero and the villain together for contrast. Sometimes it's as simple as child vs parent, or even friend vs friend.
What do you juxtapose in your writing to give it contrast?

3 comments:

Canda said...

Hmm, wish I could say I'm doing this, but I can't think of an example. But I do like it in books I read where the author juxtaposes emotions. It puts a sharp twist, almost a kink in the story that jerks me in a new direction. That's part of the fun of reading for me.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

That is an interesting word and it's going to take some practice to incorporate it into my vocabulary!

CL Beck, author said...

That's fun that you're doing the alphabet challenge. And as for juxtaposition, sometimes I use colors. A well-know example ... the good guys wear white hats and the bad guys wear black.

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