Juxtaposition

IB English A: Language & Literature: Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition is the placement of two opposite ideas in close proximity. These opposite ideas can be expressed through words or images, such as the one presented here, where an old man in the foreground juxtaposes the image of young woman in the background. Juxtaposition is an important concept for analyzing all texts, both literary and non-literary. When an author includes such opposites in a text, he or she is drawing...


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