Irony

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My favorite type of

My favorite type of figurative language is irony.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 23:41
does irony have to include a

does irony have to include a symbol?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/25/2015 - 01:20
Irony

Irony is sort of like a coincidence.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:03
An example on Irony

"Posting a video on youtube on how pointless and stupid youtube is" is ironic, i think

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 16:48
irony/sarcasm

So, basically in some situations, sarcasm can be a type of irony?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 06:33
Different types of irony

Yes, it is. It is actually verbal irony. The other two types are situational and dramatic.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 02:41
Yeah

Yes it is a type of irony. It is in fact the first type of irony most people hear.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:36
your so fancy

you already know

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/12/2015 - 15:13
lol

clever

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 06/07/2015 - 15:45
You're

You're

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:43
I know I'm fancy, thank you.

I know I'm fancy, thank you.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/10/2015 - 03:30
i'm in the fast lane

i'm in the fast lane

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/29/2015 - 20:53
From LA to Tokyo
Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/20/2015 - 16:35
Irony definitions

If anyone needs the info...

Situational Irony= what is expected and what actually happens is different

Verbal Irony= something someone says but it is not really true

Dramatic Irony= something you (the reader) knows is goin to happen but character(s) in the book don't know it's going to happen

Overall, Irony= contrast between what is expected and what happens

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 01:10
Irony

"This new freedom that women enjoy is indeed a progressive step in a retrogressive world". Is this an example of irony. If not what kind of literary device is it?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 21:18
Ironic

One of the longest words in the english language is the fear of long words

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/14/2014 - 03:04
Name of the fear

You mean hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:08
so ironic

You Totally nailed!!!!

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 06/07/2015 - 16:26
Is this irony? if yes then what kind?

from Stalin's speech,"Life has become better, comrades, life has become more cheerful."

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/16/2014 - 17:38
yes, if...

If you imagine Stalin as a character in history as drama, and we readers can see that things did not turn out that way, then the statement could be dramatic irony because the audience knows what will happen but the characters do not.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:36
Quote from Stalin's speech

No, unless if he had meant life had become worse, which in that case would be verbal irony

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 05:10
Farenheit 451

Is it ironic that in this book firemen burn and start fires instead of putting them out?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 07/26/2014 - 08:01
Farhenheit 451

yes

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 21:52
Irony

An example of irony is that we're too busy trying to send signals out into space that we don't even know we're receiving signals from aliens

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:12
Situational Irony

Can someone please explain and give an example of situational irony?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 06:09
ITS WHEN SOMETHING THAT YOU

ITS WHEN SOMETHING THAT YOU DONT EXPECT TOO HAPPEN HAPPENS

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:05
situational irony

Two young men leave for a volleyball game at the stadium on a Saturday afternoon. They are carrying a fixture indicating that there would be a volleyball match and are confident of watching their team win. On arriving at the stadium, they instead find a spectacular soccer match on course and learn that the volleyball game would be played on Sunday afternoon. That would be a disappointing situational irony

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:57
Situational irony

Situational irony is when something opposite to what you would expect happens.
Example: a poor person gives money to a rich person - situational irony because you would expect the rich person to give money to the poor person.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 07/05/2014 - 14:43
That isn't irony, that is

That isn't irony, that is reality. The poor and middle class give money to the rich every time a company gets a bailout from the government.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 22:45
Even though this is a real

Even though this is a real situation, if you look at it simply, it's still ironic. Something with not enough giving to something that already has plenty. Doesn't make sense. Neither does most of the stuff in our economic system.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 05:22
Literary devices only

Please keep the politics out of this dude. The guy was just creating an irony, no need to flip out over whether its true or not. It's still terribly ironic

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:15
Corporate Handouts

It's normal for cons to think someone is flipping out when they object to getting fleeced.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 18:19
Flip out

How is that flipping out. Oh yea! That's what your kind calls anyone who disagrees with the CONstitution on BS Mountain.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 18:17
shush please

I am a student at my school just working on an assignment so please your scaring my computer XD.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 20:18
XD

Wow... it was interesting reading this thread... XD

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:00
irony

situational irony could be a fire station being set on fire

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 09:05
Gift of Magi

Situational irony means that the expected and happened situation is not the same. As example, in the Gift of Magi (short story), man bought a comb for his wife, but she had cut it already.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:58
Ironic?

In the giver, Jonas was worried about the Chief of Elder skipping over him, instead he was relieved and he was selected to be the Receiver of Memory. What type of irony is this? Is it even ironic?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 03:10
It's not irony

He wasn't relieved, in fact, he felt that there was something wrong. i think, you need to view the book once more.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 09:45
Is this one

My Heads Under Water But Im Breathing Fine

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 22:20
I Think this is paradox.

I Think this is paradox.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/16/2014 - 21:22
Not really...

That's more a paradox than it is an irony.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 01:00
Ironic Statement

"The firetruck is on fire"

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 04:22
Coincidence

That isn't necessarily ironic.. I would say that it is actually just a coincidence.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 06:17
Irony

I would consider this ironic or, "The fire station is on fire".

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:22
thanks

good site ! love it !!!

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 16:15
"So many people live within

"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security" , is this considered irony ??

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 03:45
I would say no, that would be

I would say no, that would be satire.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:02
Poe

Irony in almost any Poe works? Specifcally like The Raven, Tell Tale Heart, Black Cat or Annabel Lee?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 01:50
yes Edgar allan poe is known

yes Edgar allan poe is known for his use of irony

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/14/2013 - 23:51

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