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irony
used in The Poisonwood Bible

5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
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
  • Those lively feathers don't really match her personality, but ... she seems unaware that her outfit is ironic.
    Book 2 — Revelation (23% in)
ironic = when things seem incongruous together (in this case, the outfit is not what might be expected for her)
There are no more uses of "irony" flagged with this meaning in The Poisonwood Bible.

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  • There's a world of irony in it.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (96% in)
  • They used to feed Christians to the lions, and now Adah uses that phrase ironically, referring to how I supposedly left her to be eaten up on the path.
    Book 3 — Judges (26% in)
  • Our Father takes their ironical and self-interested tone to indicate a lack of genuine grief.
    Book 3 — Judges (88% in)
  • Adah retains her eagle eye for irony.
    Book 5 — Exodus (51% in)

There are no more uses of "irony" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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