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Juxtaposition comes from the Latin 'juxta' meaning 'next to', and, in English, means words or phrases that are placed next to each other for effect. They might be there to create a contrast, stressing surprising differences etc, or to make the reader stop and consider something. Look for this in the text you are studying, and think about what effect the writer might be trying to create in the mind of the reader. Hope that's helpful. If you would like any further help, I'd be happy to do a tuition session with you.

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