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Definition of Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition

  1. A placing or being placed in nearness or contiguity, or side by side; as, a juxtaposition of words.

Juxtaposition Quotations

I'm a pop princess at heart. Pop is about distilling what you want to say and making it easy. And the way I write isn't about making things easy. It's a weird juxtaposition.
Lorde

I had seen the ballet of 'Swan Lake' as a child but it was as an adult, when I saw a production featuring Erik Bruhn, that I first noticed how significant a part the ever-present threat of violence played. This juxtaposition of great beauty and grace with a backdrop of pure evil stayed with me for years.
Walter Dean Myers

We live in a world of constant juxtaposition between joy that's possible and pain that's all too common. We hope for love and success and abundance, but we never quite forget that there is always lurking the possibility of disaster.
Marianne Williamson

Words are not pebbles in alien juxtaposition.
Learned Hand

I'm definitely a fan of juxtaposition. Using the most beautiful line to say the most horrific thing - I think one of the main things in songwriting is definitely friction between the words and the melody.
Rufus Wainwright
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Juxtaposition Translations

juxtaposition in German is Nebeneinanderstellung
juxtaposition in Norwegian is sidestilling
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