Figures of Speech

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  Figures of Speech  Irony -is the figurative term for the disconnect between what appears to happen or what is apparently being said and the actual truth or reality.  There are three types of  irony: ã Situational Irony -where actions or events have the opposite result from what is expected or what is intended ã Verbal Irony -where someone says the opposite of what they really mean or intend; sarcasm is a particularly biting form of verbal irony ã Dramatic Irony -occurs when the audience or reader of a text knows something that the characters do not  ã Situational Irony Examples: ã 1. There are roaches infesting the office of a pest control service. ã 2. A plumber spends all day working on leaky faucets and comes home to find a pipe has burst in his home.
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