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irony
used in The Devils Arithmetic

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situational irony
Definition
when what happens is very different than what might be expected; or when things are together that seem like they don't belong together — especially when amusing or an entertaining coincidence
  • His name was Wolfe. Wolfe! And the irony of it was that he was as gentle as a lamb.
    Chapter 19 (71% in)
irony = when things are together that seem like they don't belong together
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  • Her mouth twisted at the irony of it and she turned to the three girls at the water pump.
    Chapter 18 (48% in)

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