What is irony?

Dmitry Chepcheruk
Dmitry Chepcheruk
August 15, 2012
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What is irony?

In life, every person is faced with such a concept as irony, but not everyone notices it, and, alas, not even everyone knows what irony is, in what it manifests itself and how it is expressed.

In ancient Greek, the word “ironic” means “mock”, “speak untruth”, “pretend”. A person who is being ironic is called an ironic; it is generally accepted in literature that he is deceiving by using a pun. As a rule, this is a manifestation of a negative personality trait.

What does irony mean? In the literature, irony is one of the expressive methods that is opposed to the idea expressed. The true meaning is veiled. Aristotle said that irony expresses a mockery of one who actually thinks so. Irony implies the use of words and expressions in their opposite sense, for example, the use of the expression “what a brave man you are” in relation to a coward. That is, the statement itself is positive, but the meaning in it is hidden negative.

Irony does not always carry a negative connotation.You can use irony to denote a positive idea. That is, censure is heard in words, and in fact a person means in this way praise and approval.

It is believed that a person who actively and skillfully uses irony, has a high mind, intelligent and somewhat slow. The irony helps to more accurately convey your thoughts and ideas. Although excessive use of irony can show a little disregard for people.