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Assignment Freewrite on the irony in your every day life Then polish it up and write a paragraph about the irony you encounterIn general a discrepancy between appearances and reality is irony Irony is encountered thoughout our daily activies and comes in many forms verbal situational and cosmic Verbal irony is the most familiar kind this occurs when we understand that the speakers meaning is far from the usual meaning For example Sally rushes all morning to get to the parking lot early only to find her space taken she then exclaims This is exacly why I rushed just so I can hunt for a empty space We understand that she is not happy and that her meaning is not literal A form of verbal irony is sarcasm this is when the statement made is ironic but it is bitter coarse and vulgar An example of this is a Beth says to Sally who is covered in mud Oh Sally you look so nice today The comment from Beth is made out of spite simply to be rude and unkind Sally understands that Beths real meaning is not what was said The second form of irony is situational this form is often confused with cosmic the difference between the two is minimal Situational irony is contradiction between what is expected to happen and happens In cosmic irony the contradiction takes place but a supernatural force is said to smoking campain smokes It would not be ironic for Kim to smoke however the circumstances make the situation ironic However Anne the head of MADD on her way to a meeting with the organization is struck by a drunk driver and dies not knowing that the drunk driverwho survives without a scratch was her son This is an example of both situational and cosmic irony The situation is ironic but a supernatural force seems to have created the situation An example of the third form of irony
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