Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A to Z Challenge: J - Juxtaposition

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Juxtaposition

Man. I'm tired this morning, but I still had to come to work, so let's just get right down to business.

jux·ta·po·si·tion
[juhk-stuh-puh-zish-uhn] n. an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast

Synonyms: collocation, apposition

Etymology: 1660s, from Fr. juxtaposition (1660s), from L. iuxta "beside, near" + Fr. position (see position (n.)). Latin iuxta is a contraction of *iugista (adv.), superlative of adjective *iugos "closely connected," from stem of iugum "yoke," from iungere "to join" (see jugular).

56 comments:

maine character said...

Awesome photo. And never heard of collocation, which sounds like a good word to know.

becca said...

cool photo

Melissa Sugar said...

Like the photos. I am unfamiliar with the word collocation as well.

Old Kitty said...

Hope you find some energy as the day goes on!!

Good word btw! Take care
x

Dana said...

Love the photo!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love using this concept in both my writing and photography. Awesome word choice, Matt!

Em-Musing said...

Ya had to do it...give a word I didn't know...so I had to look it up. Way Cool.

Zan Marie said...

Another great word and the photo--WOW! That's a great image.

Bryan Russell said...

I wish I had my own nuclear tree.

Lynn Proctor said...

loved this word--was just using it the other day :)

farawayeyes said...

Another one of my favorites. This word is so cool to say. Try it. Say it over and over in your head about ten times. See?

I feel your pain. Tired today too.

Tonja said...

Great word.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Now go home and get some sleep, sweetie...

Rick Daley said...

I'm contributing to the echo chamber- awesome photo!

Sara Hill said...

Juxtaposition. A very important rhetorical device as well. Thanks.

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm with you. Didn;t sleep well and that bottle of wine last night didn't help. need coffee. What was the word for the day again?

Slamdunk said...

I hope they take it easy on you then Matthew.

I had to go back and read your Ichor post as well...

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Hmm...I'm teaching this today. I'm really loving these posts.

J. A. Bennett said...

I thought I knew what this word meant, but now I have been enlightened :)

Clarissa Draper said...

I have heard this word for years but until the last few days and A-Z, I never knew what it meant. It's one of my new favourite words.

Donna B. McNicol said...

Loved the word but REALLY loved the photo!!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Juxtaposition=great to use with character development. Your character is brilliant, which is cool, but even cooler, showing a moment of incredibly stupid adds a nice touch to internal/external conflict.

Love the shot, Matt. Before and after? Well, at least that's what it says to me. From horror to healing.

Get some rest.:-)
Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

Nancy Thompson said...

I know this one! I know this one! Don't think I've ever used it before though. And wow, what a totally cool picture!

Cassie Mae said...

someone should use this in a love triangle situation. Hehe!

Claire Hennessy said...

This is one of those words that I love to hate. I always think it sounds kinda pretentious but it is also such a great descriptive word. Great pic.

Claire Hennessy said...

This is one of those words that I love to hate. I always think it sounds kinda pretentious but it is also such a great descriptive word. Great pic.

ediFanoB said...

Yaaay!!
I know this word.

There are hundreds of awesome pictures.

Just google JUXTAPOSITION

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Great photograph. Also, this is the title of an excellent book penned by Piers Anthony (I would consider it middle grade or perhaps young adult) but I remember it clearly even though decades have passed.

S. L. Hennessy said...

That's a really cool picture, and interesting depiction of the term.

Gossip_Grl said...

I agree Cool picture and definately the word is worth a google!

Angela Ackerman said...

Great choice!

Done right, this is such an awesome technique to use in writing. Margie Lawson talked about this technique a bit in one of her lecture packets I bought, and I want to hone my abilities in using it so I can power up my writing with it. :)

Chris Fries said...

Cool! I chose Juxtaposition for the topic of my A-to-Z post today also!

Great blog and an awesome photo, by the way!

Sarah Ahiers said...

Great word. I always like when i get to use it in conversation.
And i hear you about the tired. Luckily for me i get to sleep in on thursdays

Johanna Garth said...

That is such a cool picture. Great example of juxtaposition

mooderino said...

Suddenly I fancy broccoli for dinner.

mood

Joshua said...

I'm a little shocked that this is the second Juxtaposition post of the day. It's like the wife and I. Opposites.

Kern Windwraith said...

Wow. The juxtaposition of those two images really gives a person pause. A great reminder of what's at risk.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Excellent word for J!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Whoa! That picture is awesome. Shivery, creepy, but awesome.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

One of my favorite words of all time... I used it earlier today, actually!

Christina Lee said...

One of my favorite words (COOL photo)!!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Love the photo you picked - what a contrast.

Carol Riggs said...

Oh wow--is that a mushroom cloud juxtaposed with tree foliage! Very creepily cool. And one being B&W and one being color makes the image even more powerful.

Rusty Webb said...

What an amazing photo! I was trying to compose a similar shot just yesterday... Mine didn't work so well.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Great word!
HMG

alexia said...

Neat pic! Not doing A to Z, just stopping by to say hi. Hope your week is good!

M said...

....not juxtaposed to that :)

Jaime said...

I absolutely love this photo. It's amazing. Great word. Great post.

Matt Conlon said...

I learned that word in middle school, the same day as onomatopoeia, and now, for some reason, I can't think of one without thinking of the other, yet they have NOTHING to do with one another.

=]V[=
The Brew Newb

Andrew Leon said...

That's one of my favorite words. You can blame that on Mr. Anthony (that Michael mentioned).

Sue H said...

A feast of descriptive words! (no, I didn't know the word 'collocation' either!) Mind you, I can't think away I could weave it into a natural conversation.... ;-) Still, it's nice to be informed - will file it away for future reference!


BTW - thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! I hope you enjoy the rest of the A-Z challenge!

SueH I refuse to go quietly!

Theresa Milstein said...

Great word. Important element in our manuscripts.

Medeia Sharif said...

I can never forget this word. When I was in AP English our teacher used this word, then she showed us a sample essay with the word, and then it creeped into our own essays. Some of my classmates used it wrong.

Anna said...

What a cool word! It is one of those words that get tossed around in art school during art history lessons when you are looking at paintings and photo images.

Good job!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's A-Z, the letter K

kzieben said...

love this word!!!

kathy
http://kathyzieben.wordpress.com/

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Matthew - I love this word .. and I knew of collocation, but am sure I'd not be able to explain it .. now I know. Love reading the etymology too - thanks Hilary