Juxtaposition as a Literary Term: Definition & Example Poems


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What rhetorical aspect does juxtaposition rely on for meaning?

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1. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

2. Why would a poet choose to employ the literary technique of juxtaposition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauge your understanding of juxtaposition in literature. You will be quizzed on the definition and functions of juxtaposition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • The definition of juxtaposition
  • How juxtaposition is used in literature
  • How to identify good examples of this literary technique
  • What juxtaposition relies on to achieve its effect

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on literary juxtaposition
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can accurately define important literary terms such as juxtaposition
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of juxtaposition in literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why poets might use this literary technique

Additional Learning

To learn more about juxtaposition, review the corresponding lesson called Juxtaposition as a Literary Term: Definition & Example Poems. This lesson will help you:

  • Define juxtaposition and related literary terms
  • Identify examples of good juxtaposition
  • Understand the functions of juxtaposition in literature