"Irony" Essays and Research Papers

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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, 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 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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Irony in Macbeth

Dramatic Irony is the result of information being shared with the audience but withheld from one or more of the characters. Example: In Act 1 Scene 4, line 50 , the witches hail Macbeth, “thane of Cawdor!” Dramatic irony: At this point, Macbeth is unaware that the king has conferred this honor upon him because of his valor in battle, so he attributes his fortune to the witches’ prophecy. However, the audience knows Duncan made the pronouncement in Act 1, Scene 3. Purpose: This dramatic irony is to...

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Situational Irony

Many times authors use irony to prove a point. There are three types of irony: dramatic, verbal, and situational. Situational irony is present in “The Sniper”, “The Most Dangerous Game”, “Gift of the Magi”, and “The Necklace” to help create the theme in the stories. In the story The Sniper situational irony plays a major part in the story.”The lust of battle died in him. He became bitten by remorse” (O’Flanerty). This shows situational irony because he was ready to kill, but when the sniper...

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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...

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Irony in crucible

Irony in The Crucible Irony is a contrast between what is stated and what is meant, or between what is expected to happen and what actually happens. The Crucible is a play by the American playwright Arthur Miller, and is filled with examples of irony throughout the play to build suspense and create anxiety. Arthur Miller used three kinds of irony, and they are dramatic, situational, and verbal irony. The Crucible is filled with many examples for each kind of irony through the play. The dramatic...

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Irony in Poetry

Irony is the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning. It is used throughout poetry and allows the reader to analyze and differentiate what seems, and what actually is. There are different types of irony including verbal, situational, and dramatic. Irony can be used in the titles of poems, or in themes and messages throughout them. There are many ways to interpret poetry, so irony is a powerful way of making a pointed comment or manipulating a reader's emotions. Verbal irony...

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Macbeth Irony

MACBETH & DRAMATIC IRONY The story of Macbeth written by the infamous William Shakespeare is an excellent storyline known and taught as a great piece of literature. Even after the creation of this tale almost 400 years ago, this wonderful written work is still admired and known all over the world. It is an adventure of a noble and truthful hero who is overcome by the lust for power and by greed. His aroused hunger for authority and supremacy leads to him losing his path and turning to the way...

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The Irony in Trifles

Brown Professor Evermind English 1302 2 March 2012 The Irony in Trifles The play Trifles written by Susan Glaspell is set in the nineteenth century. A trifle is a thing of little value or importance, so in the play Trifles the irony of the story is quite humorous. In this time period women were not treated as equals, men believed women did not have as much intellect as themselves, and treated them accordingly. With this in mind the irony of the play revolves around how much better the women were...

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