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irony
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Ender's Game
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as in: verbal irony Define
saying or writing one thing, while meaning the opposite or something else -- usually as humor or sarcasm
  • "You’re too kind to us ... If you keep coddling us like this we’ll think you like us."

    Some of the others laughed into their microphones. Ender recognized the irony, of course, and answered with a long silence. When he finally spoke, he ignored Alai’s complaint. "Again," he said, "and this time without self-pity."

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  • She was being ironic when she said she couldn’t wait to see you again.
  • Her voice was dripping with irony as she said, "You look beautiful."

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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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