Irony | Irony Meaning, Definition, Examples & Illustration

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Irony | Irony Meaning, Definition, Examples & Illustration

 Irony Meaning

Irony, Irony Meaning, Definition, Examples & Illustration

Irony | Irony Meaning, Definition, Examples & Illustration

The word ‘iony’ is derived from the Greek word ‘eiron’ meaning ‘a dissembler’. By this figure of speech, the speaker of the writer pretends to praise something or someone but means to blame or ridicule it or him. To say in other words, by this figure we say one thing but mean just the opposite.  It is said to be the most insulting of all figures of speech. Example:

  1. A good father! a good husband! Ample apologies for fifteen years of persecution, tyranny and falsehood. -Macaulay

In the statement, the speaker pretends to praise by saying ‘a good father, and ‘a good husband’ but means just the opposite because this good man is accused of persecution, tyranny and falsehood.

  1. Are you so gospelled

To pray for this good man and his issue. –Shakespeare

  1. Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,

And Brutus is an honourable man. – Shakespeare.

  1. The brotherly love of our enlarging Christianity is proved by the multiplication of murder. –Ruskin.
  2. Except thunder, lightning and hailstorm off and on we are having beautiful weather.
  3. Oh, fantastic! Now I cannot attend the party I had been waiting for 3 months.
  4. William has been a marriage counselor for fifteen years and he’s just filing for divorce. 0 0 0.

Irony Meaning

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