Irony


Irony

Definition of Irony
How do you define Irony? What is the definition of Irony?
The definition of Irony is as follows:
 

Definition of Irony

Irony illustrates a situation, or a use of language, involving some kind of discrepancy. The result of an action or situation is the reverse of what is expected. A famous  example of irony is ''Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink' in the Ancient Mariner.
 

 

Example of Irony
There are many examples of different types of poetry. An example of Irony can be found in the poetic work of zzzz.
 

Example of Irony - Excerpt

Rime of the Ancient Mariner
by
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.

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Forms of Poetry and Literary Terms
How do you define a couplet or a Falling Meter? And what exactly is an Iambic pentameter? We have provided a definition of poetry and literary terms together with the meaning and examples, such as the above definition of Irony. A helpful educational resource for those taking an English test or a University student studying English and American Literature. Each definition, such as the above definition and example of Irony will provide a glossary of literary terms or a dictionary with the meaning, samples, examples and the rules of specialising in each different type of poem and poetry.
 

Definition of Poetry
Poetry is piece of literature written by a poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish poetry from prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. An example of Irony is detailed above.

Structure of Poetry
The structure used in poems varies with different types of poetry and can be seen in the above example of Irony. The structural elements include the line, couplet, strophe and stanza. Poets combine the use of language and a specific structure to create imaginative and expressive work. The structure used in some Poetry types are also used when considering the visual effect of a finished poem. The structure of many types of poetry  result in groups of lines on the page which enhance the poem's composition.
 

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