Peyton's Irony

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The three types of irony are dramatic irony, verbal irony, and situational irony. Peyton is hanged from the bridge he is trying to burn, he dreams of glory of soldier life while deceived by a "humble" spy, and Farquar is amazed by his survival of the hanging, only to be revealed as dead.
The situational irony of Peyton getting captured and hung from the bridge he 's trying to burn is a dark humor featured in many of Ambrose Bierce 's works, to keep readers interested. In this case, it is just that simple and holds not much depth beyond the surface irony. Another situational irony would be his death, which can happen in the way described, but was perceived as heroic by Farquar. The lack of oxygen in his bloodstream led him to a dissociative
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