i·ro·ny1 [ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-]
–noun, plural -nies.
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite ofits literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when Isaid I had to work all weekend.
a technique of indicating, as through character or plotdevelopment, an intention or attitude opposite to thatwhich is actually or ostensibly stated.
(especially in contemporary writing) a manner oforganizing a work so as to give full expression tocontradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes,etc., especially as a means of indicating detachmentfrom a subject, theme, or emotion.
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-Miss K :)