Questions tagged [irony]

For questions about the literary technique of irony, often used to convey a meaning that is contrary to what was written.

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Is this Eeyore's irony?

“Hallo, Eeyore,” they called out cheerfully. “Ah!” said Eeyore. “Lost your way?” “We just came to see you,” said Piglet. “And to see how your house was. Look, Pooh, it's still standing!” “I know,” ...
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Is the "dear Brutus" speech ironic?

After reading Shakespeare I'm never certain if I've understood it correctly. An example is the Dear Brutus speech in Julius Caesar. Cassius: Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a ...
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Jordan's line about intimate parties in The Great Gatsby?

“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” When I read this quote from Jordan Baker I was (and am) puzzled as to the meaning. It seems like ...
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What is the irony of a ten-dollar bill in Philip Dick's "Voices from the Street"?

There is a scene in the novel where the protagonist has sex with a woman, beats her up, and then departs leaving some money. He had left a ten-dollar bill on the dresser for Marsha... He wondered if ...
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What was the irony of the end of Lord of The Flies?

People keep telling me there is irony at the end of Lord of The Flies, specifically during the conversation with the captain of the ship. What was ironic about that scene?
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