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

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16 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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

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

    JIFF!
    HMG

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  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.

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  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?"

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  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!

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  10. I love your posts. A bit refreshing.

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