Flashcards in Terms-unit 3 Deck (12):
The use of language to convey meaning other than what is stated or a contradiction in what is expected to happen and what actually happens.
( irony underscores the paradoxical, works of implied meaning and violates the readers expectations)
Irony occurring when a speaker’s meaning differs from what he or she expresses in words.
A type of irony that takes the form of
A Sustained verbal irony that gen- erates two layers of meaning, one literal and one implied, throughout the entire work.
A type of irony in which a story’s events violate normal expectations.
A type of irony in which the reader is aware of a plot development of which the characters of the story are unaware.
A type of obvious overstatement used by writers to make a point.
The representation of something as less important than it truly is.
A form of understatement that expresses a positive statement by denying its opposite, e.g., That girl is no slacker.
Corrective ridicule of some object of scorn usually outside of the literature itself.
A type of wordplay in which the author com- bines two word meanings within a sentence.