Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J is for . . .

a juxtaposition of tubes - 30/365/2010
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

Click on the A to Z Challenge button (upper right) for a linked list of participants.


  1. Nice post :) I like the idea of juxtaposition and that picture you used was great :) I have no idea on the brand! But I love the little daily challenge :)

    Nikki – inspire nordic

  2. I enjoy juxtaposition in stories, and I like that picture. I think the brand might be Jif peanut butter?

  3. i think juxtaposition adds a certain depth to stories:)
    Dropping by from the A-Z!

  4. gotta be my favorite, jiffy peanut butter----wonderful post!

  5. Jiff!
    Love the picture, Tamara. Social comment on the way we send mail these days.

  6. I don't know if I use it but it would be great if I did!


  7. Yours is the 3rd juxtaposition I've seen today! J is for Jif! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

  8. I really just like saying the word. Juxtaposition! I wish it meant something more common. Like, "Would you like Jif Peanut Butter AND Juxtaposition on your sandwich or just peanut butter?"

  9. Jiffy PB, baby! Well, since it is almost lunch, maybe a half a sandwich for an appetizer would be in order.

    Hey, your iPhone has 17 messages waiting!

  10. I love your posts. A bit refreshing.


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