Sample Presentation Juxtaposition ENG 4

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LITERARY DEVICE
SAMPLE PRESENTATION - JUXTAPOSITION
DEFINITION OF JUXTAPOSITION
• Juxtaposition is a literary technique in which two or
more ideas, words, phrases, places, characters, and
their actions are placed side by side in a narrative
or a poem, for the purpose of developing
comparisons and contrasts, to build suspense or for
rhetorical effect.
JUXTAPOSITION IN IMAGES
AN EXAMPLE IN MARIN…
LITERARY EXAMPLE #1
• Allie and Holden have very contrasting characters
and this helps develop a stronger sense of
characterization for the reader.
• Allie is a dreamer and hopeful while Holden is
cynical and negative.
LITERARY EXAMPLE #2
Romeo and Juliet has a wide range of
strong contrasts or juxtapositions:
• youth and old age
• servants and nobles
• love-sick Romeo and enraged Tybalt
• the noisy public feast and the private
whispers of the lovers
• Romeo's infatuation and Juliet's wit
• the old nurse and young Juliet
MY EXAMPLES:
• He was slouched alertly.
• The room was screaming with silence.
• She frantically did nothing.
LINK TO AUTHOR’S PURPOSE
• Juxtaposition is a literary device that brings a
dramatic effect to certain situations
• Creates an effect of surprise and wit
• Juxtaposition creates contrasting emotions in the
reader/viewer, that allow us to see how they are
part of the greater whole when placed together
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