English Grammar Lessons
Irony - Glossary of Terms
Irony is the use of an expression, which is often mildly sarcastic or humorous,
to express the opposite of its literal meaning.
just what I needed. (i.e., It isn't.)
I am so glad
it has started raining. (i.e., I'm not.)
An ironic event is one that occurs seemingly in mockery of the
Bellamy, who has campaigned for years against the Dangerous Dogs Act, was
hospitalised after a vicious attack by his neighbour's dog.
Mr Paul Jones
arrived too late to chair a town-planning meeting due to the roads being grid locked
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