Essays Tagged: "Irony"

Hale Bopp

ritions. That is one of the reasons they put his name first. Alan Hale comments, "I love the irony -- I've spent over 400 hours of my life looking for comets, and haven't found anything, and no ...

(3 pages) 82 2 4.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Life of Andrew Jackson, 7th president of USA

to the book. Moreover, this book stresses the immortal fact that Jackson's private life had as much irony and agony as his political/outside life did. With those factors understood, Jackson's life and ... ular votes overall, but did not get enough votes to win the electoral college. Upon which case, the irony of this election started. It so happened that Henry Clay wound up as the last of the candidate ...

(14 pages) 184 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Charles Dickens

terature. In his enormous body of works, Dickens combined masterly storytelling, humor, pathos, and irony with sharp social criticism and acute observation of people and places, both real and imagined ...

(3 pages) 76 0 3.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

The poen "Ballad of Birmingham" by Dudley Randall

In the poem Ballad of Birmingham, by Dudley Randall, writtenin 1969, Mr. Randall uses of irony to describes the events of the mothers decision,and also her concern for the welfare of her da ... ld. In the poem'Ballad of Birmingham', by Dudley Randall, written in 1969, Mr. Randall uses toneand irony to describe the events of the mothers decisions, and as well as her concernfor her child's wel ... of the mothers decisions, and as well as her concernfor her child's well being.In the first stanza irony is used in order to make reading thepoem more interesting. The situation in this first stanza ...

(4 pages) 106 0 3.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism


, Emilia: 'And it is thought abroad that t'wixt my sheets/ He's done my office'(I.iii.381-383). The irony behind this line is where he continues: 'I know not if't be true/ But I, for mere suspicion in ... possibility that he could ever set either of them up in such a profound and disgraceful manner. The irony of all this is throughout the open declarations of love, Iago is deceiving them . One is there ...

(4 pages) 134 0 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

'The Truth About Foolishness' in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

rtunately, only embarrassment or humiliation arethe result. Combinations of comedy, personality and irony are all qualities each character revealsto exhibit the many types of fools we can all be.The m ...

(4 pages) 136 0 4.2 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold

each!"Dover Beach" by: Matthew ArnoldIn the poem "Dover Beach" by: Matthew Arnold there is a lot of irony, appeal to the auditory and visual sense, and illusions. The tone in this poem is very sad and ... eally is. Throughout this poem , Arnold mentions all of these traits and ties them all together.The irony in this poem is the main plot of the poem. A man has taken a woman to a beautiful beach in Fra ...

(2 pages) 186 1 3.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Romeo and Juliet the Balcony Scene

in the whole play and it was tradgic but very romantic.Therefore it was a tradegy play with lots of irony in it and was very well written by shakespere.I consider many ppl read this play even if peopl ...

(1 pages) 33 0 3.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

This essay title is The Great Gasby. This is about a book i read and it desribes how peaople love each other.

In the Great Gatsby, the book is set about irony and love. In the book, Jay Gatsby is a very rich person who made his money the easy way. In th ... be like him. To me it's a confusing sentence. The authors of both literary pieces show some irony at the end. In "Richard Cory" the last piece of the poem (which is written below) shows that h ... inally realizes that no matter what Daisy will never leave her husband. This leaves Gatsby with the irony of feeling the loss of losing his first love. In conclusion, both the book and the poem ...

(2 pages) 94 1 2.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

View on short story-"The Story of an Hour" This story was written by kate Chopin. This essay describes the irony presented in the story.

Fiction EssayAn Hour Full of IronyThere is much irony in Kate Chopin's short story entitled "The Story of an Hour." To begin, iro ... m of the stairway.Accepting Louise's happiness the reader understands her new attitude. But another irony unfolds as her husband enters the room, alive and well. When Louise sees him she is totally sh ...

(1 pages) 709 4 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In what way might Titus Andronicus have been satisfying and pleasurable to an Elizabethan audience?

are (Titus Andronicus) Introduction p.16)In act V, scene 2, enjoyment is gained in the form of plot irony: Tamora tells the audience what is going to happen before it happens and Titus is the only one ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

BOOK REVIEW- The Modest Proposal by Janathan Swift

rd things which as a result have unexpected consequences. The following paragraphs will discuss how irony is used in both stories.In the Modest proposal, the author speaks of a "modest proposal," to e ... le makes the reader realize how pointless the actions of the Borneans were.Both Swift and Boyle use irony in their stories to prove their point. Swift exaggerates scenarios while Boyle develops a mora ...

(2 pages) 134 0 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Irony in the Canterbury Tales by

Irony is the general name given to literary techniques that involvesurprising, interesting,or amusin ... sing, interesting,or amusing contradictions. 1 Two stories thatserve as excellent demonstrations of irony are "The Pardoners Tale" and"The Nun's Priest's Tale," both from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tale ... th from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.Although these two stories are very different, they both use irony to teacha lesson.Of the stories, "The Pardoners Tale" displays the most irony. Firstand foremo ...

(3 pages) 112 1 5.0 Mar/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

Good vs evil in Shakespeare's Macbeth

th, however, we cannot help but feel a certain admiration for him. But much more we have a sense of irony and waste: irony because some sterling qualities have been put to such evil use, waste because ...

(4 pages) 149 3 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Nathaniel Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown-Irony, Symbolism, and Imagery

Irony, Symbolism, and Imagery in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"Nathaniel Hawthorne, ... ing outlook into a man's soul. In "Young Goodman Brown," Nathaniel Hawthorne uses strong symbolism, irony, and imagery to illustrate the theme of man as one attempting to escape from evil; oblivious t ... which will lead him to a life of despair because of the temptations he succumbs to.Symbolism and Irony in "Young Goodman Brown"Goodman Brown's journey begins at about midnight in Salem, as he is ...

(8 pages) 513 3 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Tools of the trade. Speaks of Geoffrey Chaucer

y aboutgreed, disrespect and death Chaucer utilizes three important literary tools personification, irony,andsymbolism.In the tale by Chaucer Personification is utilized on the character of Death. Whe ... of vengence on a person instead of a biological process.Another tool that was heavily relied on was irony. There are many examples used to showirony in the story. The old man sends the three drunkards ...

(3 pages) 42 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

John Irving's "The World According to Garp"

ct. So what makes his story telling so strong and unique that you look past these flaws? His use of irony, but it's not only the irony, it's how he manipulates the irony. I call his technique ironic c ... ipulates the irony. I call his technique ironic circling.Ironic circles are when the author creates irony that starts at the beginning of the book and doesn't stop until the end. The irony just keeps ...

(4 pages) 34 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Pardoner's Tale: Chaucer's Use of Irony to Criticize the Church

Nearly every aspect of the Pardoner's tale is ironic. Ironyexists within the story itself and in the relationship between thePardoner and the story. The e ... message despite the Pardoner's devious intentions to swindle moneyfrom the other pilgrims. By using irony in the Pardoner's tale,Chaucer effectively criticizes the church system.The irony begins as so ... ardoner begins his story by condemning the common sinsof society such as drinking and gluttony. The irony of hiscriticism lies in the fact that he has been drinking himself, andthat he is an admitted ...

(1 pages) 85 0 3.7 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn (MArk Twain)- Critique

use of numerous literary devices throughout the novel are quite unique. Examples of them would be, irony;'Here was a nigger, which I had as good as helped to run away, comingright out and saying that ...

(1 pages) 46 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" by Mordecai Richler

uddy for his wrongs against others in several ways. Each punishment fits the crime, and there is an irony about each one. The three punishments inflicted on Duddy at the end of the novel are the loss ... ishment for all the low down, underhanded things he had to do to get the money to buy the land. The irony of this is after doing everything imaginable to get his money, such as attempted blackmail, se ...

(2 pages) 63 0 3.3 Jun/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American