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Is this examples of Irony and Juxtaposition?

In that three foot pile now-irony

one earthquake in Alaska,
seventeen American soldiers- juxtaposition

  • english -

    You haven't given us enough of the quotations to determine what they exemplify.

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    this is from my earlier post..I posted it and nobody seemed to reply..:(

  • english -

    This part shows at least two examples of juxtaposition.

    Tragedies relegated to a three-foot pile of discarded newsprint.

    Violent death and hockey scores

    Isn't it also ironic that tragedies have been reduced to old newspapers stuffed in a closet? Also look at the last few lines of the poem.


    "In that three foot pile now,
    a dozen airliner crashes,
    one earthquake in Alaska,
    seventeen American soldiers
    face down in Asian mud.

    I could go on enumerating
    like newsprint-we record
    violent death&hockey scores
    &keep the front room neat"

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