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  • Then he understood, and almost wept at the irony.
  • 7 McWATT Ordinarily, Yossarian’s pilot was McWatt, who, shaving in loud red, clean pajamas outside his tent each morning, was one of the odd, ironic, incomprehensible things surrounding Yossarian.

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  • Corporal Whitcomb scrutinized the chaplain’s face closely for some sign of rebellion and then breezed ahead confidently with concealed irony.
  • Colonel Korn inquired with ironical tranquillity.
  • Yossarian snickered ironically and joked, ’Put a gun on and start marching with me.’
  • There was a humorless irony in the ludicrous panic of the man screaming for help to the police while policemen were all around him.
  • You know, one good apple can spoil the rest,’ Colonel Korn concluded with conscious irony.
  • ’I did it in a moment of weakness,’ Yossarian wisecracked with glum irony.
  • Despite the multiple perils to which Major — de Coverley exposed himself each time he rented apartments, his only injury had occurred, ironically enough, while he was leading the triumphal procession into the open city of Rome, where he was wounded in the eye by a flower fired at him from close range by a seedy, cackling, intoxicated old man, who, like Satan himself, had then bounded up on Major — de Coverley’s car with malicious glee, seized him roughly and contemptuously by his…

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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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