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    The Sniper Irony

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    causes people to turn on people so we need to stop it, before no one is left. There are many similarities yet differences between “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty and “The Man He Killed” by Thomas Hardy by conveying them through three topics, plot, irony, and theme. A similarity between O’Flaherty’s “The Sniper” and Hardy’s “The Man He Killed” is that the protagonist are both soldiers. For instance, “Then when the smoke cleared he peered across and uttered a cry of joy. His enemy had been hit”(O’Flaherty

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    Irony In The Maze Runner

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    parts in the maze runner that use irony to build tension. For instance when Minho and Alby go in to the maze to examine a dead Griever, they are willing to bring it back to the glade without any kind of problems. Instead of what was planned to happen the Griever is actually alive and then it injures Alby. This made the journey for them to come back to the glade very hard. This ends up being an opposite out come to what they had expected. This kind of situation is an irony. However Thomas decides to try

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    The irony the author A.C.H Smith values as a literary device in Labyrinth is using it to create suspense. To start, there are examples of verbal irony. Verbal irony is a figure of speech in which the speaker says the exact opposite of what she or he means. Here are some examples of verbal irony. To begin with, Hoggle says to Jareth “I am taking her to the beginning of the Labyrinth.” When really he wasn’t. Another example of verbal irony is when Sarah says “The maze is a piece of cake.” But really

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    Gift Of The Magi Irony

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    Irony is an incredible part of literature. It can be something the reader knows, but a character does not. It can be a significant thing a character says. It can also be a coincidence. Irony is such a great addition to literature that O. Henry and Edgar Allen Poe used it in their short stories “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Cask of Amontillado”, respectively. In like manner, both pieces include situational irony. In addition, both ironies consist of characters celebrating for a particular cause

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    It is not so easy to give a complete definition of irony even though its ability to make people laugh or smile and therefore to make them think, as part of the fundamental human experiences. One of the main themes that traverse Gogol’s repertoire is exactly the theme of irony. Analysing it in-depth, his irony may reveal fruitful to enter the 'bottomless pocket ' of The Overcoat as well as lots of his other works. The ironic tissue that he weaves is the keystone that most matters to try to understand

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    Nathaniel Hawthorne in the 18th century novel The Scarlet Letter tries his hand through the novel to use dramatic irony to develop suspense and foreshadowing within it. Hawthorne creates these ideas through the character transformation of the many bodies within his story, primarily Hester Prynne from her punishment for sin, the townspeople from the predominant characters, Dimmesdale from his hidden sin, and Chillingworth from his heinous, devilish intentions. These people are used as they’re the

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    IRONIC SOCIAL TREND: CRIMINLIZING POVERTY When I was in high school, my English class took home the assignment to write an ironic essay. Irony, for those a bit rusty on their literary terminology, is the use of words and imagery in a way that conveys a meaning quite the opposite of the meaning that those images and words would seem to convey literally. For example, suppose you open your front door to a knock, and before you stands Kevin, a person you find most tedious, obnoxious, and boring.

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    story by James Hurst, proves with his theme, that excessive pride can ultimately hurt the people you love by using cleverly placed foreshadowing, bitter irony, and dramatic symbolism. In the story, the author writes about the deaths of his characters and is proven by foreshadowing, which is a literary device used by the author to build the plotline. Irony, another literary device, helps to build the theme by giving Doodle a strong name even though he is physically weak. Hurst uses symbolism to compare

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    The Use of Irony in Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” There are many ways that irony (the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or empathetic effect) is used in Kate Chopin’s “The Storm.” I found a few of these more interesting than others. Irony is used by helping with the plot, a situation in which two people surrender to their physical desires, and by portraying Calixta as a victim as well as Alcee having been one, as well as the emotions

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    There are three types of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic. Situational irony occurs when the actual result of a situation is different from what you would expect the result to be. Writers use irony because it inverts our expectations, creating an unexpected twist at the end of the story. In the stories “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “The Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin” irony is used to help achieve meaning. Irony is the underlying theme in the story “The Lottery.” The opening paragraph

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    Professor’s Name: Student’s Name: Course: Date of submission: Irony Authors use irony in their stories to help maintain the attention of the readers. Irony happens when the readers of the novel predict that the character or the plot in the account has an attitude or intention oppose to that which is really stated. Coraghessan Boyle through his account Carnal Knowledge uses irony to help gives the account a rather humorous tone. The way through which the narrator of the story reacts to the ironic

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    The reader is able to imagine, in their mind's eye, the plot being played out. One very effective technique Poe employs in his story is the rich use of irony. “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe uses, dramatic, verbal, and situational irony to foreshadow the unfortunate death of Fortunato. One type of irony Poe uses is dramatic irony. It is a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedies. The reader or character knows something that another character does not, creating situations

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    This novel is characterized by various aspect of style. McCourt uses rhetorical devices such as repetition and bombast to good effect, he uses irony especially when depicting the juvenile Frankie. His style is also characterized by a colloquial which is important to the realism of the text. A richly irony style typifies much of McCourt’s prose. McCourt uses irony which is use of the humorous words to imply the opposite of their actual meaning; when a straightforward statement is undermined by its context

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    Different types of irony within The Crucible The Crucible contains several examples of situational, verbal, and dramatic irony. Arthur Miller uses irony in many ways, his reason for using irony is to catch and keep the reader’s attention. For example he uses dramatic irony to create anxiety and tension within the story. Many other authors use irony to make their audience think about what is being said as well as what is going on in the story. Most irony is used intentionally, but in

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    use of Irony The “Labyrinth” is full of twists and irony that are used to create the element of surprise. In the “Labyrinth” the author makes people feel different ways, such as surprised, using a literary device known as irony. One type of irony, is dramatic irony. Dramatic irony is used when the viewers/readers know something the protagonist(s) don’t. Another method of irony, is verbal irony. Verbal irony is used when a character lies or is sarcastic about a subject. Another way to use irony, is

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    Red Chief” by O. Henry, his use of irony can be seen throughout the story to develop the use of a humorous tone. This story mostly contains situational irony, which is a contradiction between what happens and what is expected to happen, but also contains examples of verbal irony, when a word or phrase is used to suggest the opposite of its usual meaning. Both verbal and situational irony are used throughout the story to develop a humorous tne. Situational irony is used in many instances in the story

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    Professor, chapter 26 is dedicated to irony in literature. In this chapter, he explains ironic mode: characters who have “a lower degree of autonomy, self-determination, or free will than ourselves”, as well as what irony primarily involves, “a deflection from expectation” (Foster 253-257). Although Jane Eyre does not employ ironic mode, it does use immense amounts of irony. One of the types of irony Foster touched upon was irony with symbols. Symbolic irony is where “[t]he signified’s meaning

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    different types of irony are portrayed in this short story. Dramatic irony consists of the character in the story knowing less about his or her situation than the reader. Verbal irony involves a character saying one thing, and meaning another. Situational irony consists of what is expected to happen, and what actually happens. Three types of irony found in Edgar Allan Poe’s, “The Cask of Amontillado”, are dramatic, verbal, and situational irony. A good example of dramatic irony occurs when Montresor

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    skillfully weaves dramatic and situational irony throughout his short stories, Cathedral, Neighbors, and They’re Not Your Husband. Situational irony is when the opposite of what is expected to happen occurs. In Cathedral and They 're Not Your Husband, situational irony is amply evident. Dramatic irony is when the audience is cognizant of something of which the characters are unaware. In Neighbors and They’re Not Your Husband, dramatic and situational irony are both utilized. Readers can appreciate

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    apple the queen gave Snow White was poisoned. But Snow White didn’t. This is a perfect example of dramatic irony in a story. Ironic situations like this occur a lot in our daily lives, and in many stories, like Roald Dahl’s short story “Lamb to the Slaughter.” Throughout the story, Dahl demonstrates many moments of irony, which have a long-term effect on the whole story. Dahl’s uses dramatic irony effectively to help enhance the plot and help the reader to better understand the story. The main character

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