The use of irony in literature refers to playing around with words such that the meaning implied by a sentence or word is actually different from the literal meaning. Often irony is used to suggest the stark contrast of the literal meaning being put forth. The deeper, real layer of significance is revealed not by the words themselves but the situation and the context in which they are placed.

Writing a sentence such as, “Oh! What fine luck I have!”. The sentence on the surface conveys that the speaker is happy with their luck but actually what they mean is that they are extremely unhappy and dissatisfied with their (bad) luck.

55 thoughts on “Irony”

  1. Isn’t it Ironic that when a character in a movie pauses the movie and edits the movie and then the other version of that character starts talking to the other one? :l I fried my own brain trying to type that… Ironic


  2. is it ironic if: someone is really happy in this period of tie but behind his back you learn someones is planning to him. it is based on a play.
    but I would like to know if anyone nose

  3. Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise? I thought not. It’s not a story the Jedi would tell you. It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life… He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying. The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. Ironic. He could save others from death, but not himself.

  4. Isn’t it…Ironic?
    Is it ironic to write a song about irony, that is in fact, incorrect about the meaning of irony?

    1. The irony is that the song is titled “Ironic” but then gives examples of things that aren’t ironic. The song isn’t supposed to describe irony, the song itself is the irony.

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