Koala 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 1 0 年前

The typr of irony

What is Situational irony, Verbal irony, Dramatic irony, True Irony?

Please give me some simple examples!!!!!!!!!Tks!!!

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  • 1 0 年前

    Irony A literary device that uses contradictory statements or situations to reveal a reality different from what appears to be true. It is ironic for a firehouse to burn down, or for a police station to be burglarised

    What is Situational irony,

    Situational irony exists when there is an incongruity between what is expected to happen and what actually happens due to forces beyond human comprehension or control. The suicide of the seemingly successful main character in Edwin Arlington Robinson's poem "Richard Cory" is an example of situational irony.

    if the president of Microsoft, Bill Gates, were to win a contest whose grand prize was a computer system,

    the irony would be situational because such a circumstance would appear ridiculous or "funny" for a number of reasons. Bill Gates doesn't need a computer, he runs the world's largest software company, and he's filthy rich, so winning a computer seems silly and "ironic

    Verbal irony, Verbal irony is a figure of speech that occurs when a person says one thing but means the opposite

    Sarcasm is a strong form of verbal irony that is calculated to hurt someone through, for example, false praise

    Dramatic irony, Dramatic irony creates a discrepancy between what a character believes or says and what the reader or audience member knows to be true

    Tragic irony is a form of dramatic irony found in tragedies such as Oedipus the King, in which Oedipus searches for the person responsible for the plague that ravishes his city and ironically ends up hunting himself.

    2006-12-29 01:37:39 補充:

    True Irony?


    true irony is much more specific, much more dramatic, and—to those with a sardonic wit such as mine—much more amusing.

    2006-12-29 01:38:07 補充:

    Cosmic irony occurs when a writer uses God, destiny, or fate to dash the hopes and expectations of a character or of humankind in general. In cosmic irony, a discrepancy exists between what a character aspires to and what universal forces provide.

    2006-12-29 01:38:27 補充:




  • 1 0 年前

    Type of Irony

    Irony: The discrepancy between what is perceived and what is revealed; language and situations that seem to reverse normal expectations.

    1. Verbal Irony- is traditionally defined as the use of words to convey something other than, and especially the opposite of, the literal meaning of the words.

    例如: One classic example is a speaker saying, “What lovely weather we are having!” as she looks out at a rainstorm intending to express her dissatisfaction with the weather.

    2. Dramatic Irony- also known as tragic irony; is a circumstance in which characters reveal their inability to understand their own situation. Dramatic irony is most effective when characters make fateful choices based on information the reader realizes is incorrect.

    例如: A famous case of tragic irony occurs in the William Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet when Romeo finds Juliet in a drugged death-like sleep, he assumes her to be dead and kills himself. Upon awakening to find her dead lover beside her, Juliet kills herself with his knife.

    3. Situational Irony- Players and events coming together in improbable situations creating a tension between expected and real results. Situational irony occurs when the results of a situation are far different from what was expected. This results in a feeling of surprise and unfairness due to the odd situation.

    例如: An anti-capitalist website sells anti-capitalism t-shirts for a profit.


    2006-12-29 10:48:52 補充:

    True irony?



    別種的Irony 還有Socratic iroy, ironic of fate( cosmic irony), historical irony, metafiction,.

    2006-12-29 10:55:01 補充:

    更正是Irony of fate

    2006-12-29 10:57:46 補充:





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