Saturday, January 14, 2012

Irony: Look It Up, Froma

Webster's entry on "irony":
The face of irony: someone who
calls people with whom she
disagrees "terrorists" while
scolding others about civil
a: the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning b: a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony c: an ironic expression or utterance 
a (1): incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2): an event or result marked by such incongruity b: incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play —called also dramatic irony, tragic irony

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