irony


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witty language used to convey insults or scorn

incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

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Granted, the irony isn't the toughest to tease out.
Chapter 1 explores the "origins of comic irony" in Schopenhauer, Hofmannsthal, Wittgenstein, and Freud, but reserves its most substantial critique for Hegel, whose aversion to romantic irony is a well-documented phenomenon in the history of aesthetics.
Stewart claims it is reasonable to think that Kierkegaard in his introduction to The Concept of Irony is a laud to Hegel, not that Kierkegaard embraces the Hegelian abstract as counter-intuitive, but that he traces Hegel's emphasis on the actuality in phenomena in his theory on the thought-involved reality.
The irony comes from the fact that Adblock Plus has a history of being accused of taking payments to whitelist ads from large companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft and ad-serving company Taboola, The Next Web reports.
wit and irony are understood widely as powerful tools for dissecting and undermining power structures, but for Baba-Ali they are also a means for communicating with a broad and varied public.
However, a number of my students have been comforted by the most commonly used example of irony, which is the disconnect between the description of the Titanic as "unsinkable" and the fact that it sank on its maiden voyage in 1912.
Nobody made mention of the further irony that it was summertime in Antarctica.
In his study, Thakkar reaffirms previous criticism from a post-colonialist perspective, and also demonstrates how Rulfo uses centripetal and centrifugal irony to engage the reader and allude to the socially problematic discourse of post-Revolutionary Mexico.
For a while we fooled ourselves into thinking we might have something to add to a definition and exploration of irony.
Aside from antagonistic approaches to verbal communication, irony has enjoyed a significant amount of attention in the communication discipline.
In this essay, I initially propose to examine how irony has been treated in a survey of current scholarly literature in communication with an emphasis on the satire of Stephen Colbert.
Vlastos himself tried to redefine Socratic irony as a complex phenomenon in which Socrates both does and does not mean what he says.
Although David Foster Wallace's critique of irony has received a lot of critical and scholarly attention, perhaps the most illuminating perspective has been largely ignored, namely the existentialist philosophy of Danish thinker Soren Kierkegaard.
An experience of irony is, roughly, when one recognizes a gap between the ideals of one's "practical identity" and one's current embodying of those ideals.