J is for Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition is implied comparison by placing two entities side by side to create dramatic or ironic contrast.


This is a technique that I’m sure I’ve done accidentally in my writing before, but I don’t believe I’ve ever been intentional about it. I’ve no idea how I’m going to go about this yet. Let’s see where this takes us.

Land of the Free

She soars in circles, catching airflows to keep her aloft. The slightest feather adjustments all that she needs to change her trajectory. Her flight majestic and free. The chosen symbol of the below country.

He drives in circles, spewing exhaust as he flies by the concrete city. The slightest adjustments to the wheel all he needs to weave in and out of traffic. His ride, a mechanical marvel, carries him across the land of the free.

This is a bit ‘on the nose’ so no points for subtlety, but I’ll take it.

“J” in Zapfino Typeface
Zapfino “J” Found Pattern

Be well,


  1. Kathleen says:

    Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

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