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Essay: What is the Purpose of Irony?

irony, essay, writing

C Meyer

on 16 September 2015

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Transcript of Essay: What is the Purpose of Irony?

What is the Purpose of Irony?
The Thesis Statement
Irony Essay
A Good Thesis
Sample Thesis Statements
The Prompt
Essay prompt: What is the purpose of irony in literature?
All essays begin with some kind of question or “prompt”.
The goal is to answer the prompt in the essay.
What needs to be “proven” in this essay?
You may use:
“The Story of an Hour”
“The Veldt”
Selecting Stories to Use
No matter what purpose you choose, you should aim to include these items:
The word irony
The idea that the author is using irony to accomplish something
Authors use irony to add to the excitement of a story in literature.
Authors use irony to keep the reader intrigued.
Irony creates suspense that helps the reader become more interested in the story.
The author uses irony to make the reader more interested in the work.
Irony benefits the reader by catching their attention.

Essay prompt: What is the purpose of irony in literature?

Q: How do you create a thesis statement out of an essay prompt?

A: Turn the essay prompt into your thesis by twisting the question into a statement.
Compose a possible thesis statement in your groups now.
What does irony do?
How does it benefit the reader?
Irony is intentional--why would a writer use this literary device?
Think about these questions...
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