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Irony Example : In the poem "my last duchess", the persona - the duke - hates his wife for having......

Taken from Category: Literary

The following question was asked on 31st August 2014 by one of our readers. Have you ever wondered whether something you've read or heard is ironic or not? Remember to ask us a question!

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in the poem "My Last Duchess", the persona - the Duke - hates his wife for having a 'spot of joy' on her cheek in reality, but then admires a painting of her which shows that exact trait? Is it ironic because the viewer would expect a person who admires a painting to love the object of the painting but he doesn't?

74% say this is ironic . Do you agree? Vote now, below.

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  • 74% IRONIC
  • 26% NOT IRONIC

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