What is hyperbole irony?
In other words, ironic hyperbole is a standard ironic counterfactual statement enhanced with linguistic and/or paralinguistic intensifiers aimed at heightening the ironic contrast between what is pretended by the speaker and the actual situation.
What is verble irony?
Verbal irony is a figure of speech. The speaker intends to be understood as meaning something that contrasts with the literal or usual meaning of what he says.
What’s an example of verbal irony?
Verbal irony occurs when the literal meaning of what someone says is different from—and often opposite to—what they actually mean. When there’s a hurricane raging outside and someone remarks “what lovely weather we’re having,” this is an example of verbal irony.
What are 3 dramatic irony examples?
Dramatic Irony Examples
- Girl in a horror film hides in a closet where the killer just went (the audience knows the killer is there, but she does not).
- In Romeo and Juliet, the audience knows that Juliet is only asleep-not dead-but Romeo does not, and he kills himself.
What is the best example of irony?
Common Examples of Irony
- Telling a quiet group, “don’t speak all at once”
- Coming home to a big mess and saying, “it’s great to be back”
- Telling a rude customer to “have a nice day”
- Walking into an empty theater and asking, “it’s too crowded”
- Stating during a thunderstorm, “beautiful weather we’re having”
What is a verbal irony in The Cask of Amontillado?
“I shall not die of a cough” A prime example of verbal irony in “The Cask of Amontillado” is when an unsuspecting Fortunato is being led to his death by his former acquaintance, Montresor. As Montresor lures him into the catacombs, he questions Fortunato about his well-being.
What is the 3 example of verbal irony?
sarcasm (saying “Oh, fantastic!” when the situation is actually very bad) Socratic irony (pretending to be ignorant to show that someone else is ignorant: “I’m confused, I thought your curfew was at 11. Isn’t it past 12 now?”) understatement (saying “We don’t get along” after having a huge fight with someone)