Irony

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  • Irony In Political Irony

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    Irony as a Trap: A Polling Device for Socio-Political Awareness Abstract This text explores how irony functions in the field of art and beyond, driven by the current socio-political situation. The functionality of irony considered as a device is analyzed and tested on/ applied in four different cases while the potential power of a political (de)stabilization of this device is highlighted. The cases are chosen in accordance with the controversial relation between anticipation and contingency, intention

  • Irony And Irony In Literature

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    Irony and satire are probably most usually met means of expressing humour in literary works. Both of these means can be similar and very different at the same time. In some cases irony and satire can be used as synonyms. Both satire and irony can be found in literature, television, movies, theatre and even in artwork. Satire, however, is a genre, whereas irony is a technique. Irony Irony and humour are closely related. This relation can be seen with dictionary definition. Oxford English dictionary

  • Irony

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    Ironies of The Story of the Hour by Kate Chopin I. Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” is a story of irony. Irony is an incongruity between expectations for a situation and what is reality. Chopin uses three forms of irony in her story: situational, verbal, and dramatical in her story. II. Verbal Irony- The use of words to mean something different than what they appear to mean. A. The title of the story- “The Story of the Hour” 1.The story only takes minutes to read, although it takes place

  • Irony In Satire

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    Irony as a Trap: A Polling Device for Socio-Political Awareness Abstract This text explores how irony functions in the field of art and beyond, driven by and based on the current socio-political situation. The functionality of irony considered as a device is analyzed and tested on/ applied in four different cases while the potential power of a political (de)stabilization of this device is highlighted. The cases are chosen in accordance with the controversial relation between anticipation and contingency

  • Irony In Tamburlaine

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    The foolish king becomes a subject for laughter for his ironical thundering speech. The same irony can be noticed in Cosroe’s alliance with Tamburlaine. After they have defeated Mycetes, Tamburlaine challenges Cosroe. The newly crowned king of Persia responds: “What means this devilish shepherd to aspire With such a giantly presumption, To cast up hills against the face of heaven, And dare the force of angry Jupiter? But as he thrust them underneath the hills, And pressed out fire from their burning

  • Irony in Antigone

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    Irony in Antigone When one begins to read Antigone, they may find it very easy to recognize the use of irony throughout the work. The author, Sophocles, was known to work his plots into lines in which tragic irony would occur over and over. He would then bring lines that had been spoken previously in a play in later to form a climax of the drama (Johns). Sophocles used "tragic irony" often in Antigone, along with other plays that he has written. “‘Tragic irony’ whereby a character's words carry

  • The Significance of Irony

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    Significance of Irony Irony is a rhetorical device used to illustrate a discordant situation or verbalization in which the outcome is opposite of what was expected. As a result, this writing technique often introduces humor into the storyline, depending on the tone of the story. This element of indirectness is partly what makes poetry so interesting. Poetry’s lack of simplicity forces the reader to think independently, therefore creating numerous possible interpretations. The techniques of irony used in

  • Irony In The Heir

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    heart, all to be the King and Queen of Illea. The Heir is a quality book in most of the elements chosen. In The Heir, Kiera Cass uses characterization and irony to show a quality plot and, resolution to develop a disappointing ending. Kiera Cass uses characterization to show a quality plot. (Direct Characterization) “‘I told you, she’d be

  • Irony In Ozymandias

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    and verbal irony form a continuous series, for they consist, respectively, of saying more,less, or opposite of what one really means. In service of truth. Sarcasm is simply bitter or cutting speech, intended to wound the feelings. Satire is a more formal term, usually applied to written literature rather than to speech and ordinarily implying a higher motive: it is ridicule of human folly or vice. Irony is neither cruel nor kind simply a tool, two meanings operating

  • The Irony : The Metamorphosis

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    The Irony: The Metamorphosis A strongminded man who has everything going for him, nice job nice car, great friends, etc. comes home every night to a sick mother whom he takes care of after a long day of living a lavish life. His one weakness is his sick mother because she taught him everything. No one, not even his best friend knows about his other life and so that 's how he keeps it. Oh the irony right? Big strong man afraid to live his truth in fear of change and facing his reality. In The Metamorphosis

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