Irony in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in
which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, ...
Verbal irony definition, irony in which a person says or writes one thing and
means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the
The term verbal irony refers to the use of vocabulary to describe something in a
way that is other than it seems. Often, but not always, verbal irony is used with a ...
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warner At face value, the lines between verbal irony, sarcasm, and ...
You already know that irony is when events are words appear to be the opposite
of reality. Verbal Irony is when words express something contrary to truth or ...
Definition and a list of examples of verbal irony. Verbal irony occurs when
someone says something that is in opposition to the person's true meaning.
Mar 13, 2013 ... At face value, the lines between verbal irony, sarcasm, and compliments can be
blurry. After all, the phrase 'That looks nice' could be all three ...
Verbal irony is a trope (or figure of speech) in which the intended meaning of a
statement differs from the meaning that the words appear to express.
language device, either in spoken or written form in which the real meaning is
concealed or contradicted by the literal meanings of the words ( verbal irony) or
Recognizing Verbal Irony in. Spontaneous Speech. Gregory A. Bryant and Jean
E. Fox Tree. Department of Psychology. University of California, Santa Cruz.