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  • Irony In The Story Of An Hour

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    “The Story of an Hour” is a story that was set in the late 19th century written by Kate Chopin. She uses irony to present an unheard view of marriage, while she incorporates symbols and imagery. The story is initially written to have you think that poor Louise, having heart trouble, learns of the devastating news that her husband has been tragically killed. Thinking that Louise is heartbroken by the death of her husband, you see that she strangely says “free! Body and soul free!” (525) You are

  • Irony : The Story Of An Hour

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    Irony is the “literacy language or literary style in which actions, events, or words are the opposite of what readers expect” (McWhorter 986). In the short story, “The Story of an Hour,” the author shows irony throughout to create a dramatic effect. She starts the story off with talking about a woman, Mrs. Mallard who has just lost her husband in a railroad accident. Throughout the start of the story, many details are revealed through dramatic iron and situational irony. Kate Chopin adds mystery

  • Irony In The Kite Runner

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    Kite Runner, making his life a source of repetitive irony. This however, develops this character’s personality, as well as shapes the person he becomes and his relationship with other characters in the novel. In particular, these ironic events affect the relation Amir has with Hassan and Sohrab, and induce Amir’s feeling of guilt. Hassan’s rape is the first significant piece of conflict which appears in the novel, and the most important piece of irony as well, with considerable recurring consequences

  • Irony And Foreshadowing In Medea

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    In the ancient play Medea, Euripides uses such devices as irony, conflict, foreshadowing, and stereotype to develop the character of Medea. Various examples can be seen within each of the episodes of the book. Within the Prologue of Medea, there is a vivid image of Medea guarding her children like a lioness guarding her cubs. At this point in the play, this image shows that Medea is a compassionate and loving mother figure. The comparison of Medea to a lioness also shows that she has a strong and

  • Essay on Irony In "Romeo and Juliet"

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    Irony occurs when there is conflict about what was stated and what something really means. There are three main types of irony. Irony can make the difference in a good book, and a great book. It is in just about every scene of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare uses different types of irony for many reasons. The first type of irony is verbal irony. It starts being used in the very beginning of the play when the chorus says “Two households, both alike in dignity” (prologue). The chorus states they are

  • Irony In The Rocking-Horse Winner

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    Winning Death Titles should give insight into the stories they introduce; however, the use of irony disrupts this connection. This disruption through use of irony occurs in both “The Rocking-Horse Winner” and “The Lottery”. “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence depicts a story about love, luck, lucre, where a young boy tries to win the affection of his mother but ends up dying as a result. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson portrays a story about a small-town American community who takes part

  • Irony In The Canterbury Tales Analysis

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    Chaucer’s Irony Irony is an element which is found all throughout the best and worst pieces of literature. This is an element of literature which gives the reader an understanding of the story. In Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales”, he uses three distinct forms of irony which add to the story. Irony is basically the expression of one’s meaning by using language to signify the opposite. In this story, Chaucer uses dramatic, situational and verbal irony all throughout his story. By incorporating these

  • Irony In Alexander Pope's Epistle

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    IRONY IN POPE’S EPISTLES Irony as a literary tool was utilized to its full potential by one of the most celebrated poet and satirist of the eighteenth century, Alexander Pope. He choosed irony as the prime instrument for his satiric hit as he found irony to be a more delighting and amusing medium. Pope’s ironic ability in writing was well reflected in his verse satires, and his famous epistles. In his works, by means of his humor and wit, Pope satirized the follies and foibles in men and

  • Irony in "Brave New World"

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    By now, you should have learned about irony, one of the most important literary devices used. There are many definitions of irony, but a simple definition is the contrast between what was supposed to happen and what actually happens. Irony is separated into three types: situational irony (you crave oranges, turns out you are allergic to them), verbal irony (“Oh, you are so funny!” when someone is not funny [sarcasm]), and dramatic irony (while reading, you know there is a monster in the closet, but

  • Examples Of Irony In Lamb To The Slaughter

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    horror or tragic story. However, the irony of it all causes the audience to view it instead, as a dark humored comedy. The title itself is ironic thought the reader doesn’t realize it until the end if the story. Lambs are often seen as a symbol for purity or innocence. The title “Lamb to the Slaughter would be the same as saying killing innocence or the death of purity. The irony of the title itself is that a symbol of innocence is used as a murder weapon. The irony in the story doesn’t really start