Virtual Irony- Doc


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What is Irony?Irony is a situation in a broadest sense in which what is seen on the surface or to be a case differsradically from what actually is seen in the case. Thus, it is an assumption of a situation that isconsidered which actually does not exist. Further, it is considered that irony is a situation inwhich surface meaning of a situation and the underlying fact about is said are not the same.Thus, in other words it actually means the contrary of what is actually being meant. Doubleaudience plays an important role in the case of irony in which one party consists of the one thathear and shall not understand and another party that understands more than what reaches theirears. Other than this, there are other secondary meaning of irony as well that is incongruity thatis seen between what is expected and what actually occurs in a situation. Thus, it is seen thateven though there are various definitions of irony, yet, the meaning of all are similar to oneanother. The term irony has been rooted in the Greek comic character Eiron who was a clever underdogwho with his clever mind was always successful to boast over the character Alazon. This wordwas seen in the English language in the 16th century and was similar to that of French ironie.However, the origin of modern literary irony was seen during the 18th century. It was then thatwith the beginning of German Romanticism and expansion of French Literature that irony ceasedto be situational and expanded to be endemic in nature. Further, by the time of twentieth centuryit was seen that irony proved to be a master trope and proved to be an incongruity between thefinite ego and a world that is seemed to be purposeless, deterministic and alien. Thus, themeaning and origin of irony was seen in every century in some way or the other till the time itbecame a part of the modern humanity. Types of Irony

There are various types of irony that exists in the world and is used in different situations such asclassical irony, romantic irony, cosmic irony, verbal irony, situational irony and dramatic irony. Classical irony- this irony is first in the list and refers to the situation when irony saw its originin ancient Greek comedy and show the way classical rhetoricians outlined the term. Romantic irony- it is yet another type of irony in which it shows a self-aware and self-criticaltype fiction. It is a type of attitude that is adopted by an author towards his work. This type ofirony usually leads to self-consciousness and self-reflection of the type of work one does. Thisconcept of irony has seen its origin by the German Romantic writer Karl Wilhelm Friedrich. Cosmic irony- cosmic irony is the third in number that show a contrast between the absolute andthe relative. This type of irony is expressed as the general irony of the world. According to thistype of irony it is considered that some superior power is intentionally creating an ironicsituations in the life of the people and their minds. Verbal irony- this irony is followed by another type of irony which is termed as verbal irony.This type of irony means a contradiction of what is stated and what is actually meant. This typeof irony is actually the intentional outcome of the speaker who states something else andcontradict to their actual actions and emotions. Situational irony- this type of irony is seen in situational presence in which discrepancy occursbetween the expected situation and what the actual situation that happens. This type of ironyoccurs when an opposite situation takes place compared to what is actually expected. Dramatic irony- the last type of irony is dramatic irony which is a popular one and is majorlyseen in the works of art such as movies, books and other arts. This type of irony is seen when theaudience seeing the work is actually aware of something that the characters in the work of art is

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