Irony

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nacho libre

Do you think that irony would be a good literary term to use for a nacho libre paper?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/25/2015 - 23:57
NACHOS LIBRES!?

THAT MEANS FREE NACHOS! yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/14/2017 - 17:49
Would this be considered irony..

"In all the great crowd, the only face he say and voice her heard was Christa's."

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:39
No that would not be irony.

No that would not be irony.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 02:27
My favorite type of

My favorite type of figurative language is irony.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 23:41
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Lol! This will help me remember it. thanks!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 11:35
does irony have to include a

does irony have to include a symbol?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/25/2015 - 01:20
It does not; it is a literary

It does not; it is a literary device used by the play of words, not symbols.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 02:27
Irony

Irony is sort of like a coincidence.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:03
No, it's not

That is the common understanding of irony but it is erroneous. Irony is when you expect one thing, but get the opposite, or when something is said sarcastically (I LOVE this steak (but the person really hates steak). Irony is when the expectation and the reality are opposite or vastly different. So therefore it is not coincidence.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/30/2015 - 18:04
No, it's still not

The common misperception that Irony in literature is "when something happens, but you don't expect it" has been used by middle school English teachers who don't know how to explain Irony to their students for generations. The truth of the matter, however, is that this definition is incorrect. The use of the term "expected" implies that Irony is a perception of the text by the reader. If that were true anything could be an example of Irony. Irony in literature is a significant action characterised by stark contrast to an earlier description of the character or setting.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/01/2016 - 18:36
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
yes

yes

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 03:56
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
you're all wrong

but it's I'M so fancy, not your so fancy!!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 07:13
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
This really helped

Thank you, this was a huge help for a project I'm doing!

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 21:38
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
Not Exactly

It's not really a Irony. Irony is the opposite of what is told is actually true. So I don't think that is an example of an Irony.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 00:31
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

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