• The Use Of Irony In The Stone
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    Irony is an important literary device in many stories and there are many examples of it in 'The Stone Boy'; by Gina Berri ault, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. I nall of these works, irony plays an important role in the plot of the story. In 'The Stone Boy'; , the title of the story is a good example of irony. The title indicates to the reader that Arnold has no feelings and is like a stone. The irony here is that Arnold cares more about ...
  • Oedipus Irony Essay Dramatic Verbal Sophocles
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    Irony Oedipus the King Oedipus is self-confident, intelligent and strong willed. Ironically these are the very traits which bring about his demise. Sophocles makes liberal use of irony throughout "Oedipus the King." He creates various situations in which dramatic and verbal irony play key roles in the downfall of Oedipus. Dramatic irony depends on the audience's knowing something that the character does not and verbal irony is presented when there is a contradiction between what a character says...
  • Irony Ironic Act
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    Abstract My paper deals with responses to conversational irony in two different contexts. As an interaction analyst I am interested in how interlocutors co-construct the whole conversational sequence, in what they do with the ironic act in reacting to it. I combine data analytic methods from interaction al sociolinguistics with questions from cognition theory. I shall point out how the interaction analysis of different response types contributes to the development of irony theory. A look at two ...
  • Othello Honest Man
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    Irony in Othello One of the main themes that runs throughout William Shakespeares Othello is that of irony. Both verbal irony and dramatic irony are found in the play. This irony is used to show the audience outside views on characters and situations. In Shakespeares Othello, irony is present in the lives of Othello, Desdemona, and Iago to further the development of their character and the plot. Irony is present in Othellos life in numerous cases. The play centers on the irony that Othello beli...
  • Beowulf And Irony Bible Salesman
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    OConnor uses irony in Good Country People to give the reader a better sense of what she is trying to communicate to the reader, and show the meaning of her characters and their actions. There are several ironies in the story that the reader can see in there first reading, but there are several that need more attention. The first is Hulgas mother and people around them. The second example is the Bible salesman, and the way he fools everyone but Mrs. Hopewell. The last is the main character Hulga ...
  • Rape Fantasies Irony Estelle Atwood
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    "Rape Fantasies" Irony is the use of words to express something different from and opposite to their literal meaning. It is used with tone and style to create humorous situations. There are various forms of irony. Margaret Atwood uses situational irony, dramatic irony, and verbal irony in "Rape Fantasies." Situational irony refers to circumstances in which bad things happen to good people, or in which rewards are not earned because forces beyond human comprehension seem to be in total control. ...
  • Effective Dramatic Irony Oedipus Exodos Audience
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    Effective Dramatic Irony In Oedipus The King, Sophocles creates rising action by asking dramatic questions throughout the play. These questions generate suspense in the audience when they become dramatic irony and amplify the climax. During the falling action, Oedipus is engulfed in misery when he experiences a reversal of fortune. Finally, Oedipus goes through a discovery process ending when he discovers his tragic resolution. According to Aristotle, a tragedy consist of a drama that contains i...
  • When Irony Becomes Cynicism
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    Understanding modern culture can be very difficult. There are so many parts and variables that make up modern culture, and on top of that, these parts are always changing. In that sense, identifying and analyzing a specific trait in modern culture can be extremely challenging. Pinpointing a trait that is so frequently overused it is often taken for granted. Then being able to explain it so well that people will be able to understand and see this trait as if they had never used, or been a part of...
  • John Proctor Irony Story Wife
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    The Tests of Salem The Crucible is a play, which brings attention to many timeless issues. The nature of good and evil, power and its corruption, honor and integrity and irony are all brought up in Arthur Miller's The Crucible. Irony what doe sit men? Irony means incongruity between what is expected to happen and what actually occurs. In The Crucible there are three different aspects of irony. Irony is present through many scenes of the play and it is very important to the outcome of the story. ...
  • Cask Of Amontillado Fortunato Montresor Irony
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    September 12, 2003 Essay 1 Irony in "The Cask of Amontillado " In the short story, "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, Poe uses two types of irony, dramatic and verbal. Dramatic irony is when the reader perceives something that a character in the story does not. Poe uses this type of irony in the character Fortunato. Verbal irony is when the character says one thing and means something else. This type of irony can be recognized in the statements that the characters, Fortunato and Montr...
  • Mrs Bennet Irony Austen First
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    A consistent and thought provoking novel, Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice combines irony and wit to provide audiences with a comedic view of human complexity. The first paragraph in this novel consists only of a single sentence, but in the few words used, Austen is able to present a seemly strong and confident statement, only to use clever dialog and description to reveal its irony as the novel unfolds. Austen s use of irony allows for insightful glances at character development, revealing fau...
  • Stephen Cranes The Open Book Cosmic Irony
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    Stephen Crane's 'The Open Book': Cosmic Irony by: Sarah ClauerStephen Crane's 'The Open Boat,' is thought to be one of the finest stories ever written by an American. Crane uses a theme of cosmic irony. Cosmic irony is the belief that the universe is so large and man is so small that the universe is indifferent to the plight of man. In 'The Open Boat,' Crane's theme, cosmic irony, is illustrated through the use of symbols for isolation, insignificance, and indifference. Three specific examples o...
  • The Ironies Of Orwell's 1984
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    The Ironies of Orwell's 1984 The novel 1984, by George Orwell, has many examples of irony throughout it. The two major types of irony: verbal irony and situation irony, are demonstrated again and again in this novel. In the following essay I will discuss these types of ironies and give examples of each from the book. The first type of irony is verbal irony, in which a person says or does something one way, but the true meaning is the opposite. One of the first example of this irony is discovered...
  • Oedipus Rex 2 Verbal Irony
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    Oedipus Rex a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in the early days of antiquity is based upon an even more ancient story in Greek mythology. Sophocles, however, knowing that his audience is aware of the outcome of the play utilizes that foreknowledge to create various situations in which dramatic and verbal irony play key roles. However, citing all of the irony in Oedipus Rex would require the writing of quite a hefty book, for time and convenience only a few examples will be cited. Through his ...
  • Irony Actors Don Form
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    IRONY the Challenge of Acting Oscar Wilde And George Bernard Shaw Irony is another staple tool of wit in Style acting, and it often seems to come effortlessly to British actors because the British rarely say what they mean. "The speech we hear is an indication of what we don't hear... One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness," says British playwright Harold Pinter. But I notice that some American actors (other than native New Yorkers) are made uneasy b...
  • Macbeth Irony Shakespeare Iii Play
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    There can be no argument that William Shakespeare's genius and gift of poetic writing is present in Macbeth. In addition, Shakespeare makes use of many outside sources for his work, pulling from political and historical events. Nearly all of Macbeth has a basis in historical fact. Holinshed chronicled in the sixteenth century the histories of England, Scotland, and Ireland. It is from the Historie of Scotland that Shakespeare builds the significance of this popular tragedy. The historical record...
  • Verbal Irony Story Situational Meyer
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    Fiction Paper #1 How Ironic Is That? Everyday Ironies and Literature Flipping from channel to channel, talk shows dominate the line-up during daytime television programming. Stopping to listen, another Susie May takes her place on stage, eyes glazed over, preparing to tell the audience her story and inform her lover of some affair or scandal. Unaware of the heart-breaking situation, a clueless John sits in a back room awaiting his entrance to the stage. Ironically, John prepares to inf...
  • Influence Og Irony In Drama
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    Introduction There are many kinds of ironies in life. It is different depending on situations; it would be funny things once in a while and would sometimes make people be displeased. Also, it is sometimes used either with or without intention; one uses irony on purpose, or it could be just happened. However, even though both the parties who use irony and who receive the irony do not notice that irony is used, a third party always would be able to find the irony of between them. Then, irony makes...
  • Irony In The Scarlet Letter
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    Born into a strict, old Puritan family, Nathaniel Hawthorne grew up in seclusion. Sin and punishment were largely the themes of Hawthorne's writing and were most likely influenced from his early years. These themes were sparked from possible guilt he may have felt for the role his ancestors played in the persecution of Quakers and in the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692, where his grandfather was a presiding judge. In 1850 Hawthorne created the most recognized work of his career. In the novel The...
  • Animal Farm Irony Begin Pigs
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    Animal Farm's Irony Animal Animal Farm's Irony Essay, Research Paper Animal Farm is a classic portrayal of how power can effect the goals and hopes of a society. In this essay, I will explore the irony of Animal Farm, and how it used to satirize communism and dictatorships. The story begins with a revolution, and high hopes for the society being developed by the animals. But slowly, as the leading officials get a taste of power, things begin to change. The Commandments, a code by which all anim...