An illustration of irony

IRONY: An illustration

IRONY:- “The use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; a statement or situation where the meaning is contradicted by the appearance or presentation of the idea. Three kinds of irony are commonly recognised. Verbal irony: a trope in which the intended meaning of a statement differs from the meaning that the words appear to express. Situational irony: an incongruity between what is expected or intended and what actually occurs. Dramatic irony: an effect produced by a narrative in which the audience knows more about present or future circumstances than a character in the story”.

An illustration of irony

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room.” (Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muffley in Dr. Strangelove, 1964)

“A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.” – Ellen Glasgow

“Irony is a kind of winking at each other, as we all understand the game of meaning reversal that is being played.” (Barry Brummett, Techniques of Close Reading. Sage, 2010)

“But the irony is that because the band isn’t the focus any more, it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more.” – Rick Allen

“Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.” – Agnes Repplier

“When irony works, it helps to cement social bonds and mutual understanding because the speaker and hearer of irony both know to turn the utterance, and they know that the other one knows they will turn the utterance.” (Barry Brummett, Techniques of Close Reading. Sage, 2010)

“I love the irony. I’m perceived as being really young and yet I have the clinical condition of an old man.”
Michael J. Fox

“Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.”
George Saunders

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Galen (name), meaning: "Curious One". A lover of language, human ingenuity and the forces of the universe. Hugely drawn towards the mysterious and unknown. Regular laughter and escapism essential.

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