• Irony in "The Lottery"
    throughout the story. Jackson uses and ironic approach to writing this short story which puts an interesting twist on a seemingly gruesome event. Works Cited Jackson, Shirley. "The Lottery." Fiction 100: An Anthology of Short Fiction. Ed. James H. Pickering. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, Inc., 2004. 715-720....
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  • The Most Dangerous Game
    ironic because in an unexpected twist, Rainsford becomes the prey and realizes what it was like to be the hunted. Irony obviously plays a major role in the short story. The characters as well as the conflict in “The Most Dangerous Game” exhibits the theme irony throughout the story. “The Most...
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  • Cask of Amontillado
    “The Cask of Amontillado” Essay In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” the author uses elements of dialogue, setting, and characterization to illustrate the irony of Fotunato’s demise. In this short story, there are many cases of ironic dialogue used between the two...
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  • The Sniper
    are family, don't have very many different beliefs. This also unveils that war is pointless and ironic because after a war everybody seems to regret what had happened. This short story was exposed in a way that shows how ironic and meaningless war and expresses the pain, sorrow, and agony one suffers...
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  • Story of an Hour
    way she was before, with no self identity. Kathleen Wilson described it perfectly. She wrote that “while the doctors might believe her weak heart gave out on such sudden happiness, readers are led to suspect that sudden grief killed her.” (Wilson, 266). The short story “The Story of an Hour” was very ironic...
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  • Text Response
    ’. Carver’s short stories depict many relationships without communication; most of these just need communication to succeed and not to fall apart. Sounds sensible to me. Concluding Sentences: Carver’s characters communication skills are lacking but the glimmer of communication is ironic...
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  • The Cask of Amontialldo
    Never Have Too Much Pride The insult had been done, and Montresor was out for revenge on Fortunato. Not a soul but Montresor knew what the insult may have been, but this is what makes the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. The story is about a man, Montresor, who receives...
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  • The Lottery Literary Analysis
    think of the winner getting a large some of money or something else that would have a positive impact on their life. It is ironic how in the short story winning the lottery is what you would least want to happen to you. The fact that the story itself is ironic is one of the main reasons that this...
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  • Titlesssss
    their worst nightmare and end up having hopes of having a safe and fun trip to end up getting killed. O’Connor wrote this short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” through ironic events that tied together very well. I did not even realize that it was irony until about half way through the story...
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  • Art and Irony
    written stories can be compared to one another. Like a frame to a picture, the techniques in a short story help keep the story together. As for the elements they can be seen as the painting itself, providing both story and beauty. Both techniques and elements play crucial roles together. In both short...
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  • Sniper
    . This short story was exposed in a way that shows how ironic and meaningless war and expresses the pain, sorrow, and agony one suffers caused by war. The theme of this story essentially illustrates a sequence of ironic occasions to impart a message that war is pointless. The first ironic event is...
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  • Irony and Foreshadowing in Poe's Short Stories
    Irony and Foreshadowing in Poe’s Short Stories In Poe’s short stories, he uses literary devices like irony and foreshadowing to increase reader interest in his stories. Irony and Foreshadowing helps to create suspense, anxiety, and humor in his works. They also help to capture the audience’s...
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  • The Story of an Hour
    this short story but I believe the most important one is irony. Irony is what she used the most throughout the story all the way into the conclusion which was by the far what gave the story a tragic and ironic ending. If she did not use all of the literary elements that were used in this story then...
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  • ' Chance at Death"
    "Chance of Death" Shirley Jackson wrote the short story "The Lottery". A lottery is typically thought of as something good but usually involves money and prizes. In this lottery, it is not what you win but what you lose. Situations, names, and the title have a hiddin meaning behind them. In...
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  • The Go-Between
    Clara Kattrup – The Go-Between “The Go-between” is a short story written by Ali Smith in 2009. It deals with many subjects like illegal refugees, human rights and confusion. The short story takes place both in Spain, and also in the northern Africa. It’s just around the Gibraltar. Few and...
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  • Irony
    Midsummer Knights Dream,” “The Cop and the Anthem,” and “Ships.” The short stories of O. Henry use the element of theme to bring about ironic endings. In “The Gift of the Magi” there are elements of theme throughout the entire story. One example of theme in the story is that poverty affected both the...
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  • The Lottery: Violence Nad Human Nature
    violence in human nature are particular events in the plot, ironic twists, foreshadowing, character development (or lack of it), and symbolism. Many events in the plot of the short story convey the theme of violence, and the ways that humans turn a blind eye towards it. For example, one child in the...
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  • Racism
    “Desiree’s Baby” is ultimately race. This story’s use of similes and imagery, along with the setitng, make for a good ironic ending in which Armand is really black not Desiree. Therefore, racism kills. Racism dates back thousands and thousands of years back to the caveman times. In the short story...
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  • Two Gallants
    will get nothing out of their crime. Situational irony occurs when what actually happens is the opposite of what is expected or appropriate. In the short story, Corley's father is a police officer. This is ironic because Corley is a criminal. The reader would expect Corley to be a good citizen...
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  • Ironies
    Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”—which takes only a few minutes to read—has an ironic ending: Mrs. Mallard dies just when she is beginning to live. On first reading, the ending seems almost too ironic for belief. On rereading the story, however, one sees that the ending is believable partly...
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