Juxtaposition

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Juxtaposition

The state or position of being placed close together or side by side, so as to allow comparison or to create contrast.
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Her 1999 work, For the Time Being, seems at first to be impossibly disjointed, juxtaposing sections on the personal life of the great Jesuit scientist and theologian, Teilhard de Chardin, with bits of Chinese history, Jewish mysticism, observations of nature, facts about natural disasters, descriptions of babies born with terrible genetic defects, a natural history of sand and a catalogue of clouds.
Both in his skillful juxtaposing of the images of the gypsy and the gypsy's women, and the Landsknecht and Landsknecht's woman he shows how both communities, something of outcasts, nevertheless possessed an allure and a cachet that many at the time found appealing.
Inspired by the Pointillists, the new Artoleum collection of floor coverings uses the same principle of juxtaposing pure unmixed colours together in stripes and dots.
The current building is comprised of several different buildings that had been joined together over the years, thereby juxtaposing different styles and creating a bit of a jumble.
In his attempt to unsettle fixed notions about both the Harlem Renaissance and African American literary radicalism, Maxwell covers a wide terrain, juxtaposing familiar writers with less familiar ones and carefully scrutinizing a variety of texts: rediscovered poems, plays, essays, and stories; song lyrics, personal correspondence, and political pamphlets.
The lighting and staging of the work foreshadow the tragedy effectively, juxtaposing dark, foreboding scenes with light, flirtatious ones.
By juxtaposing the horrors of a forced exodus with the joy and hope of a voluntary one, Phillips shows how that which was lost over the course of the slave trade can never be regained.
Juxtaposing two such superconducting patches allows a pair of vibrating electrons to simultaneously occupy both patches--that is, to represent states 0 and 1 at the same time.