Irony in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in
which what ... Sullivan, whose real interest was, ironically, serious music, which
he composed with varying degre...
Feb 17, 2013 ... Some further examples of irony in Ambrose Bierce's story "An ... a whole series of
hopes and fears but ends up having his neck broken by the ... Throughout the
story, Bierce uses stylistic devices to suggest Farquhar's real fate.
Irony is a literary technique & rhetoric device that has been used for many years
in ... to be understood as meaning something different to what his or her words
literally mean. ... The audience already knew the fate of the characters before
they watched the play. ... Contrary to popular belief, “ironical” is indeed a real
Indeed, it was rash anger that led to him unknowingly kill his real father, King
Laius, ... point out that Oedipus's greatest act of hubris is when he tries to deny
his fate. ... Ironically, it was this action that led him to kill his real father Laius and
Example: A man who is a traffic cop gets his license suspended for unpaid
parking tickets. Example: ... Usually cosmic irony is the end result of fate or
“By the irony of fate the Ten Hours' Bill was carried in the very session when Lord
Ashley, having changed his views on the Corn Laws, felt it his duty to resign ...
Jul 25, 2007 ... Hardy is very effective in his use of irony, particularly in Jude the Obscure, ... it so
badly that his real self showed through crevices" (Part V, Chapter 3). ... him to be
not a child, but a symbolic representation of fate and despair.
Aug 7, 2012 ... ... and to other characters are deliberately ambiguous, to hide his real ... in
cosmic irony or the irony of fate, misfortune is the result of fate, ...
56 quotes have been tagged as irony-of-life: E.A. Bucchianeri: '...it's just ... with a
hint of regret at his hitherto lack of indifference, 'All a dim illusion, was it?
In his most recent book, A Case for Irony, Jonathan Lear argues that becoming a
... pretending as well as pretension, must exhibit real and not mock modesty. .....
predetermined the criminal fate of a generation of African American youth.