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Irony-AP Language

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Ana Petricel

on 14 September 2012

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Irony Verbal Irony DRAMATIC IRONY Situational Irony Analyze this! Presentation by: Ana Petricel, Elana Tellier, Henry Godfrey DEFINITION: The use of words and phrases to have a different or opposite meaning in the context of the sentence. Sarcasm is an example of verbal irony meant to demean or insult. Definition Example of Verbal Irony in Film Situational irony is irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected. Example of Verbal Irony IN An Essay Source: Dictionary.com Admiral Kelly, Captain Card, officers and sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln, my fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed. And now our coalition is engaged in securing and reconstructing that country. Situational Irony in Literature Definition: Irony that is inherent in speeches or a situation of a drama and is understood by the audience but not grasped by the characters in the play. - "So instead I said, "Thank you!", "Thank you!" as if I had misunderstood and thought he had said, "You look terrific." (13) Example from David Sedaris' SantaLand Diaries: An example from Groucho Marx of the Marx Brothers: "No, Groucho is not my real name. I am breaking it in for a friend." Situational Irony in Essays In Literature
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