Friday, April 2, 2010

Slaughterhouse - Five Literary Term: Juxtapose

  • Def.- things placed side by side, usually unexpected combinations to compare and contrast
  • Ex.- "roses and mustard gas" pg. 4, pg. 73, pg. 214
  • C.-The phrase is used to describe an awful smell, whether it be Vonnegut's breath when he has been drinking or the smell of the "rotted and liquefied" bodies in Dresden.
  • C.- The juxtaposition of the beauty and sweetness of roses with the debilitating effects of mustard gas serves to
  • C.- emphasize the theme of the destructiveness of war, that war can make even the most beautiful things, such as roses, horrible and disgusting with its contaminating effects.

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