Wednesday, April 11, 2012
J is for . . .
Image courtesy: nashworld
Continuing with my literary kick, I bring you:
Juxtaposition: The arrangement of two or more ideas, characters, actions, settings, phrases, or words side-by-side or in similar narrative moments for the purpose of comparison, contrast, rhetorical effect, suspense, or character development.
Scratching your head? A classic example is The Princess and the Pauper. My writing is full of juxtaposition: a worried child and a frazzled employee each placed in front of a desk where something is about to fall into their laps, a man and woman in a love/hate relationship who both lost their mother as young children, and a wealthy plantation owner and town scoundrel both suffering from tortuous father/son conflicts.
How about you? Does you wip use juxtaposition?
Here's today's "Name that Famous Brand":
What can I say, I'm choosy.
Yesterday's famous brand was tough, but a few of you recognized it: intel inside
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