What is the irony and symbol of the short story The Storm?
there are many different types of irony in this short story.
A symbol in this story would be the book. The book represents the past, because as the children flip through the pages they are reminded of what the past was like. Irony in this story would be that technology is supposed to make human life better, and in this story Margie wish that she did not have this much technology and she could go back to the times where schooling was fun and social with…
What in a story can make the story a kind of symbol or allegory with a broader meaning beyond its mere literal meaning?
The full question is: What statements about the gifts in O Henry's short story The Gift of the Magi are correct A the irony isn't the unexpected ending it's the type of irony in which one thing is said but another is meant B it creates an allegory about watches and hair C both are incorrect It makes no use of irony.
An example of verbal irony in the story A Retrieved Reformation would be when the warden is saying "Oh , no. Of course not." That is the response to Jimmy Valentine saying, "Me? I have never cracked a safe in my life." This is an example of verbal irony because we all know that Jimmy Valentine is a burglar and he has cracked open a safe before. Remember that verbal irony is basically sarcasm.
The word Irony can be: 1. The use of words that means the opposite of what one really intends (e.g. sarcasm) 2. A result opposite to what was expected The modern usage of irony is often situational : an event or result that is striking or fitting in its similarity, whether or not it includes a reverse state. One example is found in the short story The Gift of the Magi, where a couple exchanges…
The irony is both verbal and situational: Verbal irony because the intention of the book given as a gift is different from what the aliens claimed it to be. Situational irony because the result of humans leaving in the space ship is different from what was expected by the humans. It could also be dramatic irony for those who already anticipated that the motives of the aliens were gastronomic and not altruistic