Irony

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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
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
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
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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
That was a really good

That was a really good definition about the word 'irony'. windows support tools A good simple example of irony is the speeches given by politicians regarding various issues affecting the people. They give fake promises and then even forget what had been said about it.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 12:25
“Oh, you’ll get over

“Oh, you’ll get over it…eventually." is this consider irony ?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 10:56
Line from Dr. Stragelove (1964)

"Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!"

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 15:34
The Handmaid's Tale

Does anyone know of any irony in The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood? specifically in the first third of the book would be nice!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 03:41
Verbal Irony, a.k.a...

Sarcasm.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 03:39
Not necessarily.

Sarcasm is a form of verbal irony, but not all verbal irony is sarcastic. Sarcasm is more harsh, meant to put down

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 03:28
Scarlet Letter Irony?

"But, on one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rose-bush, coveted in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner as he went in, and to the condemned criminal as he came forth to his doom, in token that the deep heart of Nature could pity and be kind to him."

Can't tell if this is irony or something else....

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 00:26
Just a guess

But I think it is the line....offer fragrance and fragile beauty to a prisoner might mean that in the sentence it means he will be punished lightly but that what she/he wished but in the story she was made to put a letter a on her haaahaha ironic isnt it., -J.E.R.V. Hahaha

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 11:05
confused silence

is confused silence an example of irony

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 00:55
confused silence

No, confused silence is more of an oxymoron than irony.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 22:59
maybe, maybe not

Possibly more of a personification.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 05:52
would this be irony?

would it be irony if like in animal farm the rule was all animals are equal but napoleon still took the milk for himself even though he created the rule?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 23:00
definitely!

I feel like that book is full of irony. Great book

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/04/2013 - 07:29
Fahrenheit 451

Guy Montag is a fireman, but he makes fire instead of putting them out. Would that be an example of irony.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 06/02/2013 - 17:41
Yes, Bradbury did that on

Yes, Bradbury did that on purpose. The reader anticipates him putting out fires but it is used as a contrast between reality and expectations. I suppose this would be situation irony but I'm not sure.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 23:04
Actually....

Actually... that is more of a dramatic irony because you, the reader, know that firemen usually put out fires, and the character, Montag, does not know that he is technically supposed to put out fires as a fireman.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 01:05
Gift of the Magi has irony... ironically

Think about the short story "The Gift of the Magi" and the term irony will be more clear to you. The husband sells his watch to buy his wife beautiful combs for her long tresses and she, in turn and without knowing the husband's intended gift, sells her hair to buy her husband an expensive chain for his watch. Call it "crappy luck" or irony.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 20:25
seriuosly! semantics ... is this a joke ? bickering over irony

irony- is the difference between what one anticipates or expects to happen versus what actually happens. dif. between expectation(s) and reality or THE real outcome. This is NOT verbatim per the literary devices or glossary or dictionary BUT how every secondary English educator agrees is the meaning of IRONY= DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT IS EXPECTED (OR EXPECTATIONS) VERSUS WHAT HAPPENS IN ACTUALITY! THERE ARE 3 SUBTYPES OR KINDS OF IRONY; WHICH ARE:

1- VERBAL
2- DRAMATIC
3-SITUATIONAL
THERE IS A HUGE DIF. BETWEEN BAD LUCK/CHOICES, SARCASM/WIT VS. IRONY.

AND NONE REPLACES THE GENERAL TERM IRONY .. SARCASM IS NOT SYNONYMOUS WITH IRONY JUST HYPERCRITICAL BANTERING OR SEMANTICS BETWEEN SCHOLARS OVER THE SIMPLE MEANING OF 1 LITERARY TERM. GOSH AND I ONLY WAS HOPING TO FIND A SIMPLIFIED DEFINITION FOR MY STUDENTS TO REMEMBER

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 02:07
Almost perfect

Made everything simple even for the better understanding of everyone

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 06:06
thanks

this has really helped me with my homework

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 04:12
Irony

Dramatic Irony: The character in the book/movie/etc... doesn't know what's going to happen but us, the readers/watchers/audience/etc... know what is going to happen.
Ex. Romeo and Juliet

Situational Irony: Fire station on fire. Cop getting arrested.

Verbal Irony: Oh! What fun...

Is this correct?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 07:12
YES

YES. THIS IS CORRECT.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 05/18/2013 - 03:01
R & J

Dramatic irony is in Romeo and Juliet

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:55
really??

what are they?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/26/2013 - 17:28
Example

a cop robbing a bank
thats an example for u people

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Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/23/2012 - 12:51
A good Example

A great example would be if an alien ship landed in New Jersey and said there were signs of "intelligent" life.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 04:11
?Irony?

The idea of irony is only relevant if the charactor or narrator displays it in a way in which the audience or reader can clearly understand the position or idea that is meant to be put forth in the context that it appears in.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 01:50
Thanks for the examples

GEE I got a lot of examples here

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 12:06
Irony?

wouldn't irony be something like a fire truck catching on fire?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/11/2012 - 06:26
Actually I believe that would

Actually I believe that would be situational irony, either that or dramatic irony

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 19:56

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