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irony
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Dune
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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
  • "When you’re mm-m-m ironic, that ah-h-h suggests you’re hm-m-m-m thinking deep thoughts," the Count said.

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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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  • The irony was that such deadliness should come to flower here on Arrakis, the one source in the universe of melange, the prolonger of life, the giver of health.
  • The Baron found it difficult to keep irony out of his voice and permit only the expression of hurt, but he managed.

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  • Paul saw that the man was enjoying the stink of this air, that there was no irony in his tone.
  • What irony!
  • What irony.

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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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