The word "irony" is among the most commonly misused (and misunderstood) words in the English language. Most people think that irony means a juxtaposition of opposites, as in:
The question calls for examples of irony. This answer provides many examples of irony (each bulleted item is an example of irony), and explains the different ways in which they are ironic.
The most common form of irony is when the spoken words do not convey the underlying meaning. For example, it would be ironical for you to say:
Because if your audience did not know what a soap dish was, or how smart it was (not), they might interpret the statement as a compliment, whereas the underlying meaning you intended to convey is an insult. This example is not a very skillful use of irony, because everyone knows what a soap dish is. Irony is much more successful when subtly applied, as in:
Such a statement is meant to both flatter and insult the recipient at the same time, because the intended recipient infers the statement to be a compliment, whereas everyone else in the room understands the underlying insult hidden within the statement.
In another example, suppose an employee says to his boss in a large meeting with all his co-workers:
But now consider that everyone in the room - except the boss - knows that the employee has a dog named Einstein, and that dog was the real intent of of the employee's named reference. This would be exquisitely ironic, because the boss would truly believe the employee's statement to be high praise, whereas everyone else would understand the statement for the ribald insult it was meant to be.
Irony can appear in other forms. It can be circumstantial or accidental. For example:
This is an example of irony since, in this circumstance, the ambulance driver was (accidentally) duplicitous - while he stated one intention, his actions (accidentally) conveyed the complete opposite outcome.
Irony can be situational. For example:
This example is ironic, because the city council achieved the exact opposite effect of what it expressly set out to accomplish.
Irony can be fateful. For example:
In this example, the stated intent and the result were diametrically opposed. Similarly, in another example:
This example is ironic, because the very technology that was intended to protect President Reagan contributed to his injuries.
Irony can be dramatic. For example:
This example is ironic because the character Kint feigns his disability and timidity so convincingly that Kujan never suspects Kint is anything except a dumb, second rate, crippled criminal until after it is too late.
This is ironic because Roxanne falls in love with Chris because of Charlie's duplicitous ministrations.
Other examples from our users of irony (to differing degrees):
A car ride service called Yellow cab that is painted red.
examples of situational irony: the 6th sense, titanic, shallow hal
the only three examples (well main examples) are: situational irony dramatic irony and verbal irony i learned these in 6th grade. hope it helped!!
Irony is a figure of speech. examples
Verbal Irony is like sarcasm and like situational irony just spoken. Situational irony is when the opposite occurs than what you expect to happen. Some examples are: the on duty police man was pulled over for speeding.
one of the situational irony is when they sell their own things for love
can you give me 3 examples of irony
i was IRONY the washing my brother burnt himself when ironing i love ironing ironing is fun
Depends which type of irony you are using in Literature there issituation verbal and dramatic irony:) I like you for asking literaturte questions
There are different examples of irony in this story. The first one is that the main character thinks that people of different groups are all the same.
what analogy does the cartoonist make why
Irony is when something happens that isn't expected.
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If you fall and break your legs, don't come running to me.
There are many examples of situational irony in Of Mice and Men. One example of situational iron is the fact that the bigger guy is the more emotional one.
Laurie Halse Anderson uses a lot of examples of irony in her works of literature. One of which, in her most famous story, is depicted with the main character and another.
An example of irony in literature in Shakespeareâ??s play is when the young lovers end up spending happy life together but not as expected by the audience. Some irony used in Romeo and Juliet are: Tragic, Situational and Verbal Irony.
i dont get the question but if it helps an example of a love irony is like... your dream girl loves you but you just got maried! does that help
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. It represents Jesus and Satan.
You get a bowl of cereal. Then you go to open the fridge. As you open it there was no milk.
The reader doesn't know that the necklace is fake. They find out at the end
Verbal irony is when a character says something directly contradictory. There are many examples in Fahrenheit 451.
What are the examples of symbols and irony from the story that get the theme across to the reader
* "Using irony is what got her in trouble", said her teacher * Irony is another word for sarcasim *
To my mind there is no irony in the main part of the book, until near the end, when he realises what is happening to his portrait