The Difficulty In The Terms Of Irony

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In the terms of irony, according to Sperber and Wilson’s theory on the pretense of irony, there are three main points that should be considered for an irony (be it verbal, situational, or dramatic): Asymmetry of affect, the victims of said irony, and the ironic tone of voice (though this one is most used on verbal). Asymmetry of affect takes consideration of the ironist to say or think something that is considered a bad and foolish as something that is reasonable or good, similar to Della and Jim’s actions of selling their prized belongings without notifying each other and resulting in a fairly foolish result. Victims of irony refers to, well, the victims of the irony. Irony itself comes from the Greek word “eironeia”, which means “dissembling,
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