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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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irony
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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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as in: situational irony Define
when what happens is very different than what might be expected -- especially when amusing or an entertaining coincidence
  • Mother thought it was extremely good because it describes a number of adolescent problems. I thought to myself, a bit ironically, "Why don't you take more interest in your own adolescents first!"

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  • She didn't see the irony in acting like the mother she detested.
  • Ironically, he did not do as well when he concentrated on not making mistakes.

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unspecified meaning
  • As luck would have it, the moment Mrs. van D. turned around I was shaking my head in a combination of compassion and irony.

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as in: situational irony Define
when what happens is very different than what might be expected -- 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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