Verbal Irony | Meaning | Definition

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Verbal Irony | Meaning | Definition

Verbal Irony

Verbal Irony

(Noun)

Verbal Irony is expressed through words or sentences. It occurs when a speaker’s intention is the opposite of what he says. For example, a person, while drinking a bitter pill says, ‘How sweet the pill tastes!’

Verbal irony is often funny. A speaker or writer uses irony as a literary device to create suspension, tension or to sustain the listeners’ interest. 0 0 0.

 

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