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An illustration of irony

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IRONY: An illustration

IRONY:- “The use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning; a statement or situation where the meaning is contradicted by the appearance or presentation of the idea. Three kinds of irony are commonly recognised. Verbal irony: a trope in which the intended meaning of a statement differs from the meaning that the words appear to express. Situational irony: an incongruity between what is expected or intended and what actually occurs. Dramatic irony: an effect produced by a narrative in which the audience knows more about present or future circumstances than a character in the story”.

An illustration of irony

Global Warming Irony

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room.” (Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muffley in Dr. Strangelove, 1964)

Psychic Fear Irony

“A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.” – Ellen Glasgow

MacDonalds Irony

“Irony is a kind of winking at each other, as we all understand the game of meaning reversal that is being played.” (Barry Brummett, Techniques of Close Reading. Sage, 2010)

Keep gate closed

“But the irony is that because the band isn’t the focus any more, it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more.” – Rick Allen

Ironic British Survey

“Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.” – Agnes Repplier

Execution Chamber Irony

“When irony works, it helps to cement social bonds and mutual understanding because the speaker and hearer of irony both know to turn the utterance, and they know that the other one knows they will turn the utterance.” (Barry Brummett, Techniques of Close Reading. Sage, 2010)

Small is beautiful

“I love the irony. I’m perceived as being really young and yet I have the clinical condition of an old man.”
Michael J. Fox

Litter free irony

“Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.”
George Saunders

Bird signFish of the Day

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An illustration of sarcasm

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SARCASM: An illustration

SARCASM:- “A sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt.” More contemporary definitions often emphasize the false, mocking praise and verbal irony of sarcasm rather than its malicious or scornful intent. However, the etymology of the word “sarcasm” clearly indicates that wounding was (at least historically) the primary point. The word comes from the late Latin sarcasmus, derived from the Greek sarkasmos (“a sneer, jest, taunt, mockery”) and sarkazein (“to speak bitterly, sneer”–literally, “to strip off the flesh” or “to bite the lips in rage”). – Sarcasm Society

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I've got your back!

“It’s always darkest before it turns absolutely pitch black.”
Paul Newman

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Stop following me!

“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.” – Abba Eban

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In great shape

“How do you feel about women’s rights? I like either side of them.” – Groucho Marx

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Wanted poster

“Sometimes I need what only you can provide: your absence.”
Ashleigh Brilliant

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Always give 100% at work

“I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.” – Groucho Marx

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Funny bunnies

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde

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“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” – Mark Twain

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What women want

“I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you don’t like?” – Jean Cocteau

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Bad, good, perfect

“I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.” – John Cleese

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