Irony is an implied discrepancy between what is said and what is meant. The use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; a statement or situation where the meaning is contradicted by the appearance or presentation of the idea.
Three kinds of irony:
1. verbal irony is when an author says one thing and means something else.
2. dramatic irony is when an audience perceives something that a character in the literature does not know.
3. irony of situation is a discrepency between the expected result and actual results.
"A fine thing indeed!" he muttered to himself.
Why is this cartoon ironic?
More on irony "Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson. "Iron" by Carl Sandburg "Irony" by Amy Lowell More examples. Stories with irony Salon on Irony FRANZ KAFKA: The Irony of Laughter by Mark A. Seaver HOW DID A LITERARY DEVICE BECOME A PUBLIC ENEMY? Irony Scare by Benjamin Anastas
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