Irony

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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
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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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