Recently I watched the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. As neither tiger nor dragon are found in my neck of the woods, I compiled a list of variations on the theme of battling dichotomies composed of battling creatures that I understand. Prominent on the list were the following:
Standing Bison, Raging Mammoth
Stampeding Bull Elephant, Squatting Viper King
Lilting Foal, Screeching Kitten
Belly-up Icthyosaurus, Airborne Humpback Whale
Semi-submerged Bullfrog, Flippant Guppy
Is there perhaps a term more apposite than ‘battling dichotomies’? Has anyone their own submissions to provide?