Irony is a strategy writers use to set contrast between what is supposed to be true and what is reality, just as in verbal irony, an author might say or write one thing and at the same time mean the complete opposite. In the story by Frank R. Stockton "The Lady, or the Tiger?" the author used verbal irony to help us realize the absurdity of the king's idea of judgment and the real intentions and ideas of other characters.
Several ironic statements are presented in the story. Sentence fragments such as "... did not the accused person have the whole matter in his own hands?" include verbal…
- The Irony in "The Lottery"
- Verbal Irony
- 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.
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