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Irony vs. Antithesis

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Ironynoun

A statement that, when taken in context, may actually mean something different from, or the opposite of, what is written literally; the use of words expressing something other than their literal intention, often in a humorous context.

Antithesisnoun

A proposition that is the diametric opposite of some other proposition.

Ironynoun

Dramatic irony: a theatrical effect in which the meaning of a situation, or some incongruity in the plot, is understood by the audience, but not by the characters in the play.

Antithesisnoun

(rhetoric) A device by which two contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in parallel form.

Ironynoun

Ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist; Socratic irony.

Antithesisnoun

An opposition or contrast of words or sentiments occurring in the same sentence; as, "The prodigal robs his heir; the miser robs himself." "He had covertly shot at Cromwell; he how openly aimed at the Queen."

Ironynoun

The state of two usually unrelated entities, parties, actions, etc. being related through a common connection in an uncommon way.

Antithesisnoun

The second of two clauses forming an antithesis.

Ironynoun

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Antithesisnoun

Opposition; contrast.

Ironyadjective

Of or pertaining to the metal iron.

‘The food had an irony taste to it.’;

Antithesisnoun

exact opposite;

‘his theory is the antithesis of mine’;

Ironyadjective

Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles; - In this sense iron is the more common term.

Antithesisnoun

the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance

Ironyadjective

Resembling iron in taste, hardness, or other physical property.

Antithesis

Antithesis (Greek for , from ἀντί and θέσις ) is used in writing or speech either as a proposition that contrasts with or reverses some previously mentioned proposition, or when two opposites are introduced together for contrasting effect. This is based on the logical phrase or term.Antithesis can be defined as "a figure of speech involving a seeming contradiction of ideas, words, clauses, or sentences within a balanced grammatical structure.

‘setting opposite’; ‘against’; ‘placing’;

Ironynoun

Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.

Ironynoun

A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the literal sense of the words.

Ironynoun

witty language used to convey insults or scorn;

‘he used sarcasm to upset his opponent’; ‘irony is wasted on the stupid’; ‘Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own’;

Ironynoun

incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs;

‘the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated’;

Ironynoun

a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

Irony

Irony (from Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía 'dissimulation, feigned ignorance'), in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what on the surface appears to be the case or to be expected differs radically from what is actually the case. Irony can be categorized into different types, including verbal irony, dramatic irony, and situational irony.

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