- 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.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Slaughterhouse - Five Literary Term: Juxtapose