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  • Irony

    Irony‚ usually the most important kind for the fiction writer‚ the discrepancy is between appearance and reality‚ or between expectation and fulfillment‚or between what is and what seems appropriate. Irony is the main element used in the three stories “The Lottery” “The Most Dangerous Game” and “The Rocking Horse Winner”. In each of these stories irony symbolizes a dark side‚ that’s reveled throughout the story The Lottery is a great example of irony The morning of June 27th was clear and

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    Irony Matt looked on as Mr Lensher was handcuffed by the police. The wrinkles on his face were suddenly so detailed that Matt suspected if he had made the right decision. Aged sixty‚ a sentence for theft would have caused to die in jail. Ironically‚ Matt could remember the exact same words Mr Lensher once told him‚ "No matter how old or young a person is‚ or whatever reason he has for committing a crime‚ if he breaks the law‚ he deserves to be punished. " It was these exact words that made Matt

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  • Irony

    Irony moving the story forward To keep a reader intrigued and interested in what you are writing is a secret. That secret to success is not much of a secret at all‚ its all about keeping the story consistent and flowing naturally with transitions. You don’t want a long boring ol story making your audience sleep‚ a humours‚ suspenseful‚ full of ironic scenes would be sure to keep a reader on there feet wanting to see what will happen next. Authors use a box full of tools which contain literally

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  • Macbeth Irony

    ALLEN| IRONY IN MACBETH There are many types of irony used in Macbeth.. Without the irony‚ the tragedy would not be quite so tragic. Verbal‚ dramatic‚ and situational irony was used in the story of Macbeth. One type of irony used in Macbeth is verbal irony. This is when a character says one thing and means the opposite. Examples of this are when Macbeth says to Banquo‚ “Tonight we hold a solemn supper‚ sir‚ And I’ll request your presence” or when he says “Fail not our feast". Verbal irony makes

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  • Caskofamontillado Irony

    The Use of Irony in “The Cask of Amontillado” In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado‚” Poe uses various types of irony to develop his theme of revenge as tool of justice. Poe’s use of irony deals the audience a vast knowledge of the story’s conclusion‚ and gives the narrative a dark humor that was signature of his work. In this story of an unreliable narrator in the first-person point of view‚ the dark humor and irony makes this tale of cold-blooded murder interesting and entertaining to the

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  • The Significance of Irony

    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

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  • The Necklace Irony

    2012 Enc 1102 The Irony In "The Necklace"‚ by Guy De Maupassant As I worked on my pervious paper‚ I questioned myself if there was a literary term and if there was which one over powered the story. As I began research for this essay and typed in "The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant" in the Google toolbar‚ I saw the word irony and quickly came up with the question as to‚ where is the irony in the story "The Necklace"? To my surprise‚ this story surrounds itself with irony being found in the smallest

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  • Irony Essay

    Both “The Necklace” and “The Gift of the Magi” have plots that depend in large measure on the use of situational irony to create a surprise ending. “The Necklace” tells the story of Madame Mathilde Loise‚ a lowly clerk’s wife‚ who‚ in an effort to appear more debonaire than she is‚ borrows expensive jewels from Madame Jeanne Forestier‚ a wealthy friend. After the inevitable loss of the jewels‚ Madame Loisel and her husband secretly replace the jewels. Years later‚ Madame Loise‚ now impoverished

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  • Irony in "The Guest"

    In "The Guest" Albert Camus uses irony to convey the existential theme of making what you believe to be the moral choice regardless of the consequences. This theme reflects Camus ’ existential philosophies‚ stressing free choice and responsibility for one ’s actions in addition to the inevitability of death. This philosophy plays a major role in the theme and structure of this story‚ and stresses the individual ’s unique position as a self determining agent responsible for the authenticity of his

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  • Irony Essay

    Irony Essay In the timeless tragedy Oedipus the King‚ Sophocles implements masterful irony in the forms of dramatic‚ verbal‚ and situational ironies‚ which are essential contributions to the theme of the limitations of a man’s potential caused by fate. The dramatic end of Oedipus raised a crucial question of the extent of a man’s impact on society in the minds of the Chorus‚ “Luckless Oedipus‚ whom of all men I envy not at all” (1378). The reason that this question is elevated into the minds of both

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