Irony In Saki's The Open Window

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In “The Open Window,” Saki uses a few different types of irony to add humor to the story. Situational irony is shown when Framton sees the three men and dog approaching the house. The author uses dramatic irony when the girl is explaining that the husband and brothers never came back one day. Saki uses verbal irony we the girl says “I almost get a creepy feeling that they will all walk in through that window.” Throughout the story each example of irony is used multiple times. Situational irony was used more towards the end of the story after the girl had explained the tragedy. “In the deepening twilight three figures were walking across the lawn towards the window, they all carried guns under their arms.”(24) “Framton grabbed wildly at his
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