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  • Few Of The Many Examples Of Irony
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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 ...
  • Examples Of Irony Show Oconnors Cleverness
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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 ...
  • Chanticleer Flatters The Fox
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    Irony is the general name given to literary techniques that involve surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions. Two stories from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales that serve as excellent demonstrations of irony are "The Pardoners Tale" and "The Nun's Priest's Tale". Although these two stories are very different, they both use irony to teach a lesson. In "The Pardoner's Tale, the Pardoner uses his story to speak out against many social problems, all of which he is guilty of. He preaches about dr...
  • Story Ironies
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    Ironic Lottery By: Shannon Wong "The lottery" is full of irony. Shirley Jackson most likely intended to use this amount of irony to make the over all story funny in its twisted theme. Each layer of irony used, prepared the reader to have the most dramatic reaction to the last and final blow that wrapped the whole story up. I would say the most major and obvious type of irony used here was situational irony. Jackson knew that what most peoples' impression of the lottery is winning money or someth...
  • Example Of Irony In The Story
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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. ...
  • Irony In Our Own Lives
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    Have you ever read the story of a princess kissing a frog, having it turn into a prince? Well, what if it didn't become a prince, but she turned into a frog herself! This is called irony, something we would not expect to happen. In the story of the princess we would not expect that to happen. In the story "The Lottery", written by Shirley Jackson, we see this situation in another form. She uses irony to bring out the point in her story. "The Lottery", offers an "ironic twist of fate" that causes...
  • Suspense And The Developed Conflict
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    Lather and Nothing Else seems to fit Hernando Tellers story well. Its self- explanatory to the plot of the story and essentially gives away the decision of our disgruntle protagonist. But what if someone looks at the story in a different perspective Perhaps if the point of view was changed Try to read the story from the sight of an innocent bystander or the view of the captain in the barbers chair. The elementary incantation of irony has become overly abundant in this story, while toiling hand-i...
  • The Masque Of The Red Death Irony And Personification
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    The use of irony and personification are techniques that writers often use that may take only a few paragraphs or 5 pages to describe. An event that is frequently used in these short stories to these two methods is death. "The Pardoners Tale", "The Masque of the Red Death", and "Appointment in Samarra" are all examples of when an author uses death to fill the reader with wonder and surprise. In the short story "The Pardoners Tale" by Chaucer, there were three men who were filled with immorality,...

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