Friday, April 12, 2013
"The act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side."
First off, I just really like the sound of this word. I don't know why. Maybe it's because it sounds fancy or intelligent to use it? Or maybe I just like the odd quality of how it's spelled and how it's pronounced. Whatever it is, this word is one of those words that I would love to put in a story and have it sound appropriate.
It's interesting looking up who has used this word in what books. What I found is that many writers use examples of juxtaposition, from Shakespeare to Dostoevsky to so many more. But it is actually difficult to find a use of the actual word (or even juxtapose). Maybe I didn't search long enough, but I have decided that if I ever am able to use this word effortlessly, I'll be a truly good writer. Or something like that.
What is one of your favorite J words?