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    Analysis of Dickens” use of irony, satire and humour in Oliver Twist

    There are a number of examples throughout Oliver Twist of irony, satire and humour. Although a darkish novel, there are heaps of moments of humour and a rare amount of chuckling, guffawing and knee-slapping by characters. Each of the literary techniques of humour, irony and satire, employed by Dickens assist add focus and depth on […] More

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    Irony Literary Analysis

    Tragedy is a dramatic form that was first developed in ancient Greece. A tragedy usually has these characteristics: The main character is involved in a struggle that ends in disaster. This character, often called the tragic hero, is a person of high rank who has the respect of the community. The tragic hero’s downfall is usually the […] More

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    Puritan Irony in Early Colonies

    Irony is when there is a situation that is strange because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what you expected. A good example of the word ironic was when New England was settled. Two good examples of the irony during the settlement of New England were the religious and […] More

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    Dramatic Irony in Oedipus the King

    All throughout the play, Oedipus the King, Sophocles builds the entire story using dramatic irony. Despite Oedipus’s ignorance about who he is, Sophocles uses dramatic irony to let the readers know who Oedipus truly is and to hint at what all will take place throughout the entire story. Sophocles uses many different scenes throughout the […] More

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    Social Irony in Connell’s Short Story “the Cage Man”

    Social Irony in Connell’s Short Story “The Cage Man” Irony can be defined as a double significance which arises from the contrast in values associated with two different point of view (Leech and Short, Style in fiction; 223). The most usual kind is that which involves a contrast between a point of view stated or […] More

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    Irony in Guy de Maupassant’s “The Jewelry””

    Introduction “Expect the unexpected,” is something that I heard many times. We should follow this rule while reading different genres of writing, because writers use irony to keep readers’ attention, and make their works more interesting. This research paper deals with one of Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The Jewelry” and with his virtuous ability […] More

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    Analysis of Dickens’ use of irony, satire and humour in Oliver Twist

    There are multiple examples throughout Oliver Twist of irony, satire and humour. Although a dark novel, there are many moments of humour and an extraordinary amount of chuckling, giggling and knee-slapping by characters. Each of the literary techniques of humour, irony and satire, employed by Dickens help add focus and depth on the various conflicts […] More