How Does Twain Use Verbal Irony In Huck Finn

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Twain uses Verbal Irony through Huck when he reveals how Tom Sawyer was the "gladdest" of all when Tom has a bullet in his leg. Normally, most people wouldn't be happy to have a bullet in their leg, so it was ironic for Tom to be so happy with a bullet in his leg. This verbal irony was used to show the readers Tom Sawyer's tendency and passion for romanticizing and exaggerating a situation. It also reveals Tom's love for adventures as he was willing to sacrifice his life and get hurt to go on life threatening adventures.
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