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Irony

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 reader's expectation.)

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Verbal Irony

Irony occurring when a speaker's meaning differs from what he or she expresses in words.

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Sarcasm

A type of irony that takes the form of mock praise

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Structural Irony

Sustained verbal irony that generates two layers of meaning, one literal and one implied

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Situational irony

A type of irony in which a story's events violate normal expectations

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Dramatic Irony

A type of irony in which the reader is aware of a plot development of which the characters of the story are unaware

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Hyperbole

A type of obvious overstatement used by writers to make a point

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Understatement

The representation of something as less important than it truly is

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Litotes

A form of understatement that expresses a positive statement by denying its opposite

Example: the girl is no slacker

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Satire

Corrective ridicule of some object of scorn usually outside of the literature itself

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Pun

A type of wordplay in which the author combines two word meanings within a sentence

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Oxymoron

Brief phrases that combine contradictory elements for effect

Example: sweet sorrow

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The theme of "the golf links lie so near the mill" is conveyed through

Situational irony

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The author what's the reader to be

Indignant (angry)

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The irony is directed towards who

The readers indignation toward the mill owners

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What does the piece satirize

The federal government farm subsidy program

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It best exemplifies what

Structural irony

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The real message of the letter is that government farm subsidies are

Illogical and wasteful

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The underlying tone is one of

Anger

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Theme

A farmer shows the absurdity of government policy