We all noticed it, but without words :
When, in a movie, there’s a “huge place”, a monument, a city, a monster, they put “birds for scale”, a bunch of!
I was happy to discover there was a SubReddit for this :
For this statue, birds are everywhere (and men’s silhouettes for good measure) :
Of course this made me think of its structure, and asked myself where else it could be used :
“Add elements B of another nature/scale to A, to, by contrast, make the audience feel and understand, size or else of A”.
What if I used prose in a poem of verses? What if used jazz in seconds of an electronic music track? What if I used a photo in a part of a painting? What if in a classroom I…
It’s not a process of surprise, like Strangeization, it’s a process of adding something for contrast.
Voilà! I let you think on this. Have a good day!