"What is Irony?": A Literary Guide for English Students and Teachers

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Oregon State University - School of Writing, Literature and Film
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What does irony mean? How does irony work? Professor Raymond Malewitz defines verbal irony, dramatic irony, and situational irony using examples from Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado." The short video is designed to help high school and college English students to properly identify these three types of irony but also to analyze their purposes in literary analysis. The video is sponsored by the School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University. For more discussions of literary topics and essay writing tips, please subscribe to the free SWLF YouTube Channel or visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/wlf/oregon-state-guide-english-literary-terms

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