What is the purpose of juxtaposition in English?

1 Answer
Aug 18, 2016

Juxtaposition is the placing of two things (words, situations, images etc) close to, or opposite, each other for the purpose of comparison, to gain an effect of some kind.


Picture of John before a diet next to picture of him after a diet.
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times... (Dickens)