Full of sarcasm and irony

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Dark hilarious witty books (141 books)

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Are Sarcastic People Smarter?

How to tell if you’re using ‘irony’ or ‘sarcasm’

Sarcasm is an ironic or satirical remark tempered by humor. Mainly, people use it to say the opposite of what's true to make someone look or feel foolish. For example, let's say you see someone struggling to open a door and you ask them, "Do you want help? I'm really enjoying the challenge," you'll know they're being sarcastic. Sarcasm is all about the context and tone of voice, which is why it works better verbally. It's something you'll know when you hear it.

Irony can be categorized into different types, including: verbal irony , dramatic irony , and situational irony. Verbal, dramatic, and situational irony are often used for emphasis in the assertion of a truth. The ironic form of simile , used in sarcasm , and some forms of litotes can emphasize one's meaning by the deliberate use of language which states the opposite of the truth, denies the contrary of the truth, or drastically and obviously understates a factual connection. Henry Watson Fowler , in The King's English , says, "any definition of irony—though hundreds might be given, and very few of them would be accepted—must include this, that the surface meaning and the underlying meaning of what is said are not the same. The use of irony may require the concept of a double audience. The term is sometimes used as a synonym for incongruous and applied to "every trivial oddity" in situations where there is no double audience.

By James Harkin

Irony , satire , and sarcasm all fall into the category of, "That's funny but I'm not sure what my English teacher wants me to call it. Irony describes situations that are strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what you expected. Note the "opposite" here.

What kind of statement did I just utter, which has definitely hurt your little ego? That, my dear reader, was sarcasm. Sarcasm is a witty remark that might contradict itself for the purpose of mockery or jest. You will ace this exam buddy. A mathematical genius indeed!

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