Opposition, or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel structure
Example: black and white
Antithesis in Rhetoric
To contrast things that are evidently different for effect.
Example: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us" Charles Dickens- Tales of Two Cities
The act or instance of placing two things side by side to emphasize their contrast.
Example: An art gallery might put two paintings from two different eras juxtaposed with each other to show how different they are.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" Martin Luther King Jr.
The two children in this case (D & S) were both "seriously damaged" and had moved through several different foster carers, separately and together, before the agency concluded that they should be placed separately. The agency first put forward a plan for S that was to consider both long-term foster care and adoption to widen the pool of opportunities available. A similar plan for D was later agreed later. When the application for a final order came to court, the trial judge dispensed with the mother's consent and approved the agency's plans, despite the guardian's concerns about the lack of contact between D and S if they were adopted.
132. The need for care, sensitivity and intellectual rigour on the part of judges hearing applications for placement orders is, we think, reinforced by the fact that applications for placement orders will, regularly, be heard and will need to be determined immediately after the court has made a care order in relation to the same child: - see referred to in paragraph 34 above, and the unreported decision of this court in . It is not so long ago that the grant of only a short adjournment between the making of a care order and the application to free a child for adoption (albeit in the context of a litigant acting in person) was held by the European Court of Human Rights to be a breach of ECHR Article 6: - see [ 2002] 2 FLR 631. Whilst is it highly unlikely that any parents having to face the prospect of immediately sequential care and placement order will be unrepresented, the likely juxtaposition of the two applications is, in our judgment, an additional reason for the court to examine the cases with particular care.
136. Whilst the logic of this approach – given the philosophical differences between adoption and fostering referred to in the previous paragraph – is impeccable, it is, in our judgment, inappropriately purist, and may not in fact serve the best interests of the child concerned. It is, above all, sequential in its approach, and part of the thinking, as we understand it, behind the 2002 Act was to move away from the sequential planning approach which, under the 1976 Act, had led to substantial delay in the placement of children.
Her role−playing and her use of multiple narrative voices and perspectives—another parallel to her fiction—also show that is essentially a conversation: the narrator is rather a speaker, the structure is that of a talk, we hear different narrating and talking voices, and there is a talk going on between diverse fictitious or exemplary personae as well as between the narrating and speaking voices and the reader. Thus there is an oral discourse that follows oral strategies of narrative such as conversation, dialogue, direct communication with the reader, and a leisurely proceeding through diverse mental associations.