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  • Cosmic Irony Verbal Irony
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    Assignment: Free write on the irony in your every day life. Then polish it up and write a paragraph about the irony you encounter. In general, a discrepancy between appearances and reality is irony. Irony is encountered throughout our daily activities and comes in many forms; verbal, situational, and cosmic. Verbal irony is the most familiar kind, this occurs when we understand that the speaker's meaning is far from the usual meaning. For example, Sally rushes all morning to get to the parking l...
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  • Edgar Allan Poe Cask Of Amontillado
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    Ironies Found in The Cask of Amontillado In the short story The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe writes in the first person point of view from the perspective of Montresor, the diabolic narrator of this tale, who vowed revenge against Fortunato. Montresor began to develop the perfect plan for retribution. During the carnival season, Montresor encounters Fortunato and decides to implement his plan carefully not to arouse Fortunato's suspicions through irony. Poe uses different types of irony ...
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  • Bride Comes To Yellow Sky Verbal Irony
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    In the mockery of a Western type story, Stephen Cranes The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky has a simple story line with great meaning against inflexibility. With outlandish humor Crane takes the town of Yellow Sky and their marshal Jack Potter through the change of time, proving nothing can stay stagnant. The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky is an ironic comedic literary archetype. The characters of Cranes story closely resemble ones found in an ironic comedy with no central character. Jack Potter plays the ...
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  • Romeo And Juliet Situational Irony
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    (An exploration into irony, its meaning, and its consequences in Romeo and Juliet) Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs; this is the definition of irony, but what really is it? The answer, though not told in this essay, is definitely well explained through examples from William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. This play is filled with paradoxical happenings that ultimately lead to the death of the hero and heroine. Of them, we see circumstances dealin...
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  • Rest Of Her Life Hester And Pearl
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    ... to hide from accusations of witchcraft. She is tied in closely with the forest, and seems to know everything that goes on within this domain. B) Her worship of the Devil and her insatiable curiosity to know the happenings around her motivate her. C) Mistress Hibbins is left living with her brother, supposedly worshipping the Devil, at the end of the book. Reverend Wilson A) He represented the spiritual facet of Boston's everyday life. He was an elderly minister in the town of Boston. ...
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  • Act 3 Scene 2 Scene 2 Line
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    Persuasion The evil that men do lives after them, / the good is oft interred with their bones (Act 3, Scene 2, Line 76). Simply put, after a mans death, only the evil that he did is remembered; the good is often forgotten. However, Antony's persuasive speech at Caesars funeral is one to be remembered. After Brutus oration, the plebeians thought Caesar was a tyrant and that Brutus did right to kill him. Antony convinces the plebeians that Caesars death was unmerited, and that the conspirators sho...
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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Antony Speech
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    Rhetoric is perhaps one of the oldest disciplinary regimes introduced on the human race. Rhetoric is the study of impressive writing or speaking as a means of communication or persuasion. In William Shakespeare's very famous play "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar" Marcus Brutus and March Antony, both Roman Senators at the time; give a speech at Julius Caesar's funeral. Both speakers introduce themselves to the crowd in their own unique way with the usage of prodigiously different rhetorical strategi...
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  • Verbal And Dramatic Irony
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    Verbal and Dramatic Irony The word irony came from Greek language and initially meant error dissembler. Irony actually means that in some way the appearance of things is different from what they are in reality in terms of action, situation or meaning. That is quite unusual when there is a gap between what is said and what is meant, and that would represent verbal irony. Dramatic irony shows the difference between what is thought about a situation and reality. We can point out verbal irony when s...
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  • Pain And Suffering Situational Irony
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    The Shadow of Irony Audience appeal for motion pictures and literature often stems from the use of irony which astonishes and catches the assembly off guard. By simply springing abrupt events or exposing hidden surprises, an author can attract extraordinary praise and reviews for his or her work. The writer must use irony in unexpected places and in a variety of forms, so that the plot and its resolution do not become predictable and unoriginal. The creative use of irony puzzles and grasps the a...
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  • Edgar Allan Poe Cask Of Amontillado
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    " The Cask of Amontillado" By Jennifer Grimes English 102 Professor Robby Prenkert 11 April 2000 Grimes ii Outline Thesis: The descriptive details in " The Cask of Amontillado" not only appeal to the senses of the audience, but also show that the narrator has a memory that has been haunted with details that he can recall fifty years later. I. Introduction II. Auditory Appeal III. Humor Appeal IV. Visual Appeal V. Conclusion Grimes 1 " The vividness with which [Poe] trans...
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  • Crime And Punishment Types Of Irony
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    There are many links between Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and A Dolls House, by Henrik Isben. Each character goes through many ironic situations. Throughout both of the works all three types of irony are used. In this essay irony is going to be used to link the two works together. Dramatic, situational, and verbal irony are going to be used to link the two works together. Dramatic irony is used throughout Crime and Punishment. The reader knows that Radio Romanovitch Raskolnikov ki...
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  • Act 1 Scene Verbal Irony
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    The play Othello was written be William Shakespeare in the latter years of Shakespeare? s career. Shakespeare composed, revised, and acted in many theatrical performances throughout his life, he also owned the Globe theater where many of his works were performed. The work Othello was based on a story by Giraldi Cinthios, Tale of a Moor, which was a mellow drama about a moor and his doubts about his wife? s fidelity. In Shakespeare? s play the moor (Othello) is convinced by his jealous aid (Iago)...
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  • Type Of Irony Verbal Irony
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    ironies in the novel 1984 george Orwell THE IRONIES OF 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 fromthe book. The first type of irony is verbal irony, in which a person says order something one way, but the true meaning is the opposite. One of theirs example of...
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  • Cask Of Amontillado Love Of God
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    The Cask of Amontillado is a story wherein the reader can find a multiple array of ironic acts and intentions. There are examples of both dramatic and verbal irony throughout this clever tale of horror. Even the setting reveals some sense of irony as we travel from a joyous carnival scene to a dismal cavern of death. It is best to begin with an analysis of the irony in this tale by following the chronology of the story itself. In the naming, the dialogue, the characterization, and in the setting...
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  • Literature Reading Reacting Writing Verbal Irony
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    The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe is a story of revenge. Fortunato insults Montresor. Therefore, Montresor lures Fortunato into the catacombs below Montresor's home and seals him inside. One the other hand, The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin is a story of complicated love and brief freedom. Richards and Josephine find out that Mrs. Mallards husband has been killed. Mrs. Mallard has a heart disease, so Richards and Josephine decide to tell her so she will not find out somewhere else and...
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  • Thane Of Cawdor Symbolism And Imagery
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    Literary Devices used in MACBETH Imagine how dull a Shakespearean play would be without the ingenious literary devices and techniques that contribute so much to the fulfillment of its reader or viewer. Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is a tragedy that combines fact and legend to tell the story of an eleventh century king. Shakespeare uses numerous types of literary techniques to make this tragic play more appealing. Three literary devices that Shakespeare uses to make Macbeth more interesting a...
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  • 2 Nd Ed Characters In The Play
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    By: Macbeth's Irony Macbeth's Irony By: Rick Lindroos 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 signi...
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  • Type Of Irony Verbal Irony
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    There are many types of irony used in Macbeth. Without the irony, the tragedy would not be quite so tragic. One type of irony used in Macbeth is verbal irony. This is when a character says one thing and means the opposite. Examples of this are when Macbeth says to Banquo, ? Tonight we hold a solemn supper, sir, And I? ll request your presence (III, i, 13 - 14)? or when he says? Fail not our feast (III, i, 28). ? Verbal irony makes the play more tragic because, if the reader understands the irony...
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  • Killed His Wife Plays An Important Role
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    ShakespearesOthello Irony in Othello Shakespeare's plays rely largely on irony. There are three kinds of irony presented in this novel. They are: situational, verbal, and dramatic. Irony plays an important role in Othello. It creates suspense, and adds interest to the story. There are many examples of situational irony in this play. Cassios was the one Iago wanted dead or out of his position. At the end of the play, Cassios was the only one that did not die and Othello actually promoted him to a...
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  • Corporal Punishment Violent Offenders
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    Bring Back Flogging This essay by Jeff Jacoby illustrates an authors use of ironic sarcasm otherwise known as satire to defend and illustrate his platform on his position. Jacoby uses in this essay verbal irony (persuasion in the form of ridicule). In the irony of this sort there is a contrast between what is said and what is meant. Jacoby s claim in simple is he believes that flogging should be brought back to replace the more standard conventional method of the imprisonment of violent and non-...
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