Irony

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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
indeed- IRONY IS NOT SARCASM OR WIT

how hard is it to misconstrue irony

situational irony=
expecting one thing, but having something else happen (type of irony)

verbal irony=
saying something but meaning something else (type of irony)
below outlines the SIMPLE differences between IRONY versus SARCASM...

satire=
form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly

verbal irony=
a figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant

dramatic irony=
when a reader is aware of something that a character isn't

situational irony=
occurs when the outcome of a work is unexpected, or events turn out to be the opposite from what one had expected

BOTTOMLINE- IRONY= DIFFEREENCE BETWEEN WHAT ONE EXPECT OR EXPECTATIONS VERSUS WHAT HAPPENS :) good luck and thanks for pointing out the REALITY AND WIT ABOVE IS SPOT-ON KARMIC RETRIBUTION BECAUSE ANYONE CLAIMING TO BE A SELF-PROFESSED "EXPERT" DOES NOT REFER TO ANY DICTIONARY TO DEFINE A LITERARY TERM OR DEVICE... sarcasm is a form of satire but is not synonymous with irony

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 02:14
Isn't it ironic....

Yes ...
In the perfectly simple words of a gifted songstress
It's like a free ride when you've already paid.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 20:58
sarcasm is a type of irony;

sarcasm is a type of irony; verbal irony.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/13/2013 - 22:47
Nice

good job

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 00:02
yupp

Loool thats what i was thinking

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 02:11
Funny in a way

Well this is ironic.
As people have explained, this is a fine example of irony. However, your comment is a little bit funny because it is, in a way, an example of dramatic irony. If this was a peice of literature, and all the comments were lines spoken by characters, im almost positive this would be dramatic irony. Something even more ironic would be if my guess was off the mark. That then would make yet another example of dramatic irony. Im starting to get into paradox I think, between the difrent posibilities of this comment. hopefuly someone more knowledgeable will help me figure this all out because now im realy curious.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 01:00
Sarcasm

Isn't sarcasm actually a type of verbal irony (and therefore a type of irony?)

Sarcasm would be a type of verbal irony because there is a discrepancy between what the speaker says and really means...same as verbal irony.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/17/2011 - 16:18
Sarcasm

Yes verbal irony and sarcasm are pretty much synonyms. Verbal irony is sarcasm and sarcasm is verbal irony.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 23:52
Sarcasm

remember that sarcasm is the bitter part of irony

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/30/2012 - 22:12
Actually...

The example is fine, it is an example of verbal irony. If you look up irony this is the first definition...

"the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend."

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/irony

Your post on the other hand is a great example of situational irony, which probably they should have used in the example since it is more common in literature I think.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 12:04
i

Actually...

The example is fine, it is an example of verbal irony. If you look up irony this is the first definition...

"the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend."

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/irony

Your post on the other hand is a great example of situational irony, which probably they should have used in the example since it is more common in literature I think.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 00:26
Thanks a bunch

Thanks a bunch

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/17/2011 - 09:49
examples of story

examples of story

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 14:25

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