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As result of disease combat accident and starvation approximately 620000 soldiers died during the Civil War Many soldiers fought and died in the civil war some blood was spilled carelessly and we lost many lives Writers in and after this time period wrote about the casual bloodshed and used things such as irony personification symbolism and imagery to talk about the careless casualties of this war In the story A Mystery of Heroism by Stephen Crane Crane uses a lot of situational irony which is defined as irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected to make people really think about the war and way that it was symbolized Cranes style of writing is very unique and different from other authors because of the way he uses irony the way he uses personification the way he uses symbolism and the way he uses imageryFirst off Cranes use of irony is brilliant he uses it in a way that shows the real details of a situation without just saying it When Collins returns with the bucket Crane uses some situational irony when he says When on tried to drink the other teasingly knocked his elbow Dont Billie Youll make me spill it said the one The other laughed the thud of wood on the ground and a swift murmur of astonishment from the ranks The two lieutenants glared at each other The bucket lay on the ground empty507 Crane is talking about how when the bucket drops and spills because of the mens careless decision what I interpreted it as was that Crane was talking about all of the blood carelessly spilled just like the water That situational irony is smart because it makes people really think about the war and the careless ness that people had Cranes irony really makes you think and work to
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