Irony

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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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