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Virginia Miller

on 22 April 2014

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The placement of a tree over a mushroom cloud shows a symbolic example of juxtaposition
Life and Death
an act or instance of placing things close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
The Union Renegade Regiment presents: Juxtaposition
The 2011 marching band show was themed after the literary device. The definition was utilized in the presentation of opposing music and movement styles.
A Presentation by Virginia Miller
The Joker
The old and new joker paralleled next to each other represent Juxtaposition in the simplest form of comparison and contrast.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
In the classic novel, staged as a mystery, two characters are constantly compared to each other. Dr. Jekyll, a dinner-party hosting, church goer and Mr. Hyde, a suspected murderer are paired from the beginning through a sequence of events. In the end, it is revealed that both men are indeed the same person. Mr. Hyde, the criminal motivated by pleasure to do self-serving crime is a facet of Dr. Jekyll brought to the surface by a potion.
, the two characters are compared directly through the two letters left at the conclusion of the novel.
A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens uses the technique of juxtaposition in the opening line of his novel “A Tales of Two Cities”:
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”
Fire and Ice
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
-Robert Frost
Paradise Lost
In "Paradise Lost" by Milton, he continuously juxtaposes the two main characters, Satan and God, in order to compare/contrast good and evil. Not only are the archetypes placed against each other comparatively, the ideals behind each are made prominent as well.
Romeo and Juliet
In the classic play by Shakespeare, there are many examples of
Romeo and Juliet whispering against the sound of the noisy crowd
The parallels of the two families
The comparisons of class
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