Juxtaposition

It’s always interesting to see how two seemingly unrelated ideas or phrases are juxtaposed and a new connection is formed. Just like these two quotes that I saw at the beginning of a chapter in a book on the Cold War:

“Cry ‘havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war…”

– William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

“Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”
“To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”
“The dog did nothing in the night-time.”
“That was the curious incident,” remarked Sherlock Holmes.

– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Now here’s a clever idea of how rhetoric and action often do not match in reality.

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~ by irwin on March 14, 2009.

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