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  • Irony

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    Irony Flannery O'Connor's short story "Everything That Rises Must Converge" is set during the early 1960's in the South. In this story, O’Connor captures the changing discourse between a mother and son at a time when white supremacy was slowly deteriorating and integration was beginning to be accepted in the bounds of the society. The main character Julian, is an educated college graduate who given his education imposes liberal views on segregation. Since his mother is uneducated and carries racist

  • Irony

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    novel, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen uses irony extensively to express certain ideas indirectly and also to reveal the character’s personal traits. Austen uses verbal irony, situational irony, and dramatic irony in the various chapters scattered around the novel. Verbal irony is a type of irony in which the character says one thing, but means the other. There are many instances of verbal irony in this novel. Mr. Bennet is a character who uses verbal irony abundantly. Mr. Bennet’s first introduction

  • irony

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    paper deals with responses to conversational irony in two different contexts. As an interaction analyst I am interested in how interlocutors co-construct the whole conversational sequence, in what they do with the ironic act in reacting to it. I combine data analytic methods from interactional sociolinguistics with questions from cognition theory. I shall point out how the interaction analysis of different response types contributes to the development of irony theory. A look at two data sets (informal

  • The irony

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    man is hard to find”, a short story written by Flannery O’Connor, is a story about good and evil and divine grace. Much irony is found throughout this story: The story starts out with a family planning to take a vacation but ends with all of them being killed. In addition, being good does not relate to being kind. Instead, it relates to what the grandmother thinks is moral. The irony can be seen spotted at the very beginning of the story, when O’Connor gives us the reason why the grandmother is getting

  • Irony, And Situational Irony In Oedipus The King

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    Irony in Oedipus the King In his play, Oedipus the King, Sophocles brings to life one of the greatest ironic tragic tales. Irony comes in many different forms: Verbal, Dramatic, and Situational irony. The focus of this paper will be on the verbal irony of Oedipus’ words, the dramatic irony of his actions, and the situational irony of the consequences of his actions. Sophocles uses verbal ironies to move the story along with helpful clues, as well as giving a warning to his readers about the dangers

  • Definition of Irony

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    Definition of Irony Irony is a word that has been around in my life since I was six years old. I remember it exactly, the day that the word entered my vocabulary. My mom and I were driving to my grandma’s house and I was reading a “Calvin and Hobbes” comic from the paper earlier that morning. Calvin had been saving a snowball in the freezer for 4 months and was going to use it. He snuck up on his nemesis, Suzy, and threw it as hard as he could, and missed. He goes into hysterics, wondering how

  • Essay On Irony

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    IRONY Definition of irony Irony is a common literary term and rhetoric device. Whether in fiction, non-fiction, or in life, irony is around us day to day. There are three main types of irony. The type most commonly thought of in story telling is called dramatic irony, but there is also verbal and situational irony. The following presentation aims to explore and explain the deeper layers of meaning in life and literature through irony. So what exactly is irony? The term irony has its roots in the

  • Irony In The Interlopers

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    Saki uses multiple examples of situational irony effectively, which is used to create a great deal of suspense. These examples of situational irony are greatly emphasized through the use of symbolism and imagery. Thus, Saki uses irony that is expressed through the symbolism of the fallen tree, and the imagery of the wilderness, in order to effectively build up suspense to make the reader anticipate what happens next in the story. The first instance of irony used in the story is when the two enemies

  • Children and Irony

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    Children and Irony Irony is, among many other reasons, problematic in the sense that it is both hard to define as well as sometimes hard to understand. Even the most critical and experienced of readers have missed instances of irony at times, and even more so ordinary readers. Furthermore, traditional conceptions of irony almost always talk about the "ignorant" audience that fails to detect the irony alongside the "knowing" audience that does detect it. These conceptions generally take a

  • Ironies and Paradoxes

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    Ironies and Paradoxes ABSTRACT: In contemporary literary culture there is a widespread belief that ironies and paradoxes are closely akin. This is due to the importance that is given to the use of language in contemporary estimations of literature. Ironies and paradoxes seem to embody the sorts of a linguistic rebellion, innovation, deviation, and play, that have throughout this century become the dominant criteria of literary value. The association of irony with paradox, and of both with literature