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irony
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  • In these sheets a sentence was inscribed from time to time and, in an ironical moment, the headline of an advertisement for Bile Beans had been pasted on to the first sheet.
  • "Someone you were in love with?" he asked ironically.

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  • Gabriel felt humiliated by the failure of his irony and by the evocation of this figure from the dead, a boy in the gasworks.
  • "What was he?" asked Gabriel, still ironically.

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as in: situational irony Define
when what happens is very different than what might be expected; or when things seem incongruous together -- especially when amusing or an entertaining coincidence
as in: verbal irony Define
saying or writing one thing, while meaning the opposite or something else -- usually as humor or sarcasm
as in: dramatic irony Define
when the meaning of a situation is understood by the reader or audience but not by the characters in the story (such as in the play, Romeo and Juliet)
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