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Irony lititure definition?
The character acts in a manner opposite of what is normally expected.
When a word or phrase implies a meaning that's opposite its literal meaning. "Apex" / /
When the audience knows something that the characters don't know- apex
Democracy implies that every single citizen gets a "voice" and/or a vote, however due to the large population it would be impossible for everyone to have a voice for every sin…gle issue (this would simply slow down the voting process and little would ever get done), instead democracy is more of a republic with people being "represented" by those who share their same ideals. Also, as "irony" means that the result is opposite to what the original expressed idea explicitly stated, not only is the fact that the United States was specifically NOT designed as a pure democracy (but, rather as a representative republic), but also the fact that virtually all democracies are explicitly designed to prevent absolute majority rule, which is what a true democracy means. That is, as a true democracy means the rule of the majority of citizens, all modern democratic political systems instead have designed-in limitations preventing the majority from having absolute power. The irony here is that small numbers of people (e.g. the US Supreme Court) can block attempts by the majority (even a vast majority) of citizens to take certain actions (in particular, modern democracies protect the rights of minorities from the actions of majorities). This is a Good Thing, though ironic. In the case of the United States, the original Constitution (including the Bill of Rights) has several ironies (i.e. places where the design of the government contradicts the idea of a pure or representative democracy): . Leaving aside the fact that it is NOT a pure democracy, but rather a representative democracy, the original Constitution only allows for direct election of members of the House of Representatives. The US Senate was appointed, and very much designed to be similar to the UK's aristocratic House of Lords. Also, the US President was not be to directly elected (and, still isn't), rather the Electoral College was used as an indirect method, one which was only marginally obligated to follow voter's desires. . Almost 75% of the total population was excluded from voting: Native Americans, non-whites (specifically, slaves, but in practice, many non-white free men), women, and everyone under at least 21 (plus, many states had landholding or wealth requirements). . Immigrants were explicitly excluded from attaining the highest office (US President). Only original citizens were allowed to be President, not naturalized ones. This stricture remains to this day. . Large chunks of the Executive and Judicial branches were designed in a manner which insulates or removes them from direct voter approval, and much from even indirect voter approval. . No mechanism for leaving the United States exists, which, presumably for a Federation of individual sovereign states, should exist in a real democracy
Verbal irony is when what is said is different than what is meant.
Irony is a verbal or situational context involving outcomes that are either unexpected, unanticipated, or actually the opposite of what they should be. A statement may be …intended to mean the opposite what it normally means, or an event can occur that is unexpected. Sometimes it can be so unexpected that it's funny. For example: a man steps around a mud puddle to avoid getting his shoes wet, but steps on a broken sprinkler line which sprays him head to toe. Another example would be a thief who steals a car, only to be caught because the car belongs to the police commissioner. The 3 different types of irony are: verbal - similar to sarcasm, but not necessarily insulting. For example, an overachiever who passed a test says, "I bombed the test." situational - when a surprising and unexpected event occurs. For example, a professional swimmer almost drowns. dramatic - when the character of a story doesn't know something but the reader/viewer does, and acts in a way that is obviously ill-advised. For example, in a horror movie, a person wanders into an abandoned house. We can predict that ghosts will start playing tricks on that person, but he/she seems unaware of the ghosts. The use of words to express the opposite of their literal meaning.
In an effort to look beautiful and wealthy for one night Mathilde borrowed a diamond necklace and subsequently lost it. Mathilde wasted her life working to pay off the debts a…cquired from buying another diamond necklace to replace it. Ten years later, when she finally paid off everything, she told her friend the truth, and her friend told her that the original necklace was a fake and did not cost that much. In an effort to live the good life, she ended up living a hard life.
Visual irony is when photographs or artwork are used to illustrate situations that are opposite of what is expected. Most of the time this is presented in a humors way.
when events in a story contradict expectations. "Apex"
examples of irony : a. my dad will be so happy if he will see my card in vibrant colors b. its so nice of you to read my letters without asking my permission … c you're so beautiful you look like my grandmother's feet d. i lost my purse , this is my lucky day
irony is when pervana become a boy for het family to make money for her family to live
The word Irony can be: 1. The use of words that means the opposite of what one reallyintends (e.g. sarcasm) 2. A result opposite to what was expected The modern usage of iron…y is often situational : an event or resultthat is striking or fitting in its similarity, whether or not itincludes a reverse state. One example is found in the short story The Gift of the Magi , where a couple exchanges heartfelt butnow useless gifts. Another example is that of a killer who can only be convicted on alesser charge, but dies anyway when the prison is flooded by astorm. A contradiction between what the reader expects and what actuallyhappens in a story (apex)
When the audience or reader of a play knows something a character in the play does not.
Irony is expressing your meaning by saying the opposite, usually ina humorous way. The irony of the situation was lost on him. We hadto laugh at the irony.
When there is a difference between what the audience or reader expects and what actually happens.