Irony

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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
oh

Oh the irony!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 20:24
"Uncle Tom's Cabin

Is there examples of irony in this literary work of Stowe?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 17:53
not quite the definition

technically irony is the contrast of expectation and reality. like if a hunter goes out hunting and is killed by a deer. verbal irony is not quite sarcasm as described here but similar

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 05:22
I have a good one!!!

how about this one
A man's house gets burnt down, and the cause of the fire was these stress relief candles
get it.
he has candles to give him relief from stress. but his house burns down and he's incredibly stressed
:D

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 23:16
More ironic

It would be morre ironic if he was a fire fighter

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 00:56
NOT

Irony is never that detailed.
any good one, for that matter.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 19:28
Types of irony

Verbal irony is sasrcasm.
Dramatic irony is when, in books and movies, the reader or viewer knows something the character doesn't.
Situational irony is the contrast between what one might expect to happin and what actually occurs

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/11/2012 - 02:24
irony

i don't get it,someone please explain further

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 09:56
Nope

Irony is usually something that happens like, Timmy stole all my of quarters, but he spilled all of his in a storm drain and lost them. Irony can present itself at karma, or... this... http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/irony-2.jpgt them.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:25
Difference

Yes, Verbal Irony is Sarcasm. But what would situational and dramatic irony be then?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 03:43
So

So irony is the same as sarcasm... right?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 23:09
irony

what is irony

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 00:42
Irony is just the reversal of

Irony is just the reversal of expectations;a man taking a newscaster's words as gospel and planning a fishing trip, disregarding the clouds, and when he arrives his day is ruined by a flash flood or something of the like.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 21:47
so what's that?

So, what's situational irony and dramatic irony??

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 04:07
and verbal

and verbal

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/06/2011 - 02:36
Types of irony

But isn't there are 3 types of irony: situational irony, dramatic irony, and... I don't remember another one...

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/30/2011 - 06:37
irony

there are 3 more types....................................................................................
1. VERBAL
2. SITUATIONAL
3. DRAMATIC

These are the types of IRONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:25
verbal irony

verbal irony

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 02:01
irony

I think it ironic that a supposed "expert" explaining literary devices has no idea what he or she is saying. This definition describes sarcasm, not irony.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 05:02

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