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Ironic Questions: Literary

Is It Ironic That...?

1 is it ironic that when i gave you one second you did it in that time literally?...

2 is it ironic that when i gave you one second you did it in that time literally?...

3 all together is written separate and separate is written all together.

4 all together is written separate and separate is written all together.

5 ...Abner Snopes in "Barn Burning" says about his enemies that "they knew he had them beat," when in reality he had lost a court case against them just a couple hours before?...

6 The Big Bad Wolf got Swine Flu from eating the Three Little Pigs?

7 is it ironic that Rory in "finally," by Wendy Mass got to do all the things on her list but for all of them, something bad happened? (ex: wanted to get her ears pierced, but had an allergic reaction to gold)...

8 Is it ironic that "the tramp himself committed the same error by stealing the crofter's money after comparing the world with a rattrap where a man's greed often lands him in trouble?"...

9 In the novel "Parable of the Sower" the only way in which Lauren's community "Earthseed" could form was through the destruction of her home "community"....

10 What is ironical about the term son of the soil

11 In the book/movie series Harry Potter, there are things known as spells or incantations. One of them is a spell called "Expecto Patronum". The spell is very hard to perform and master but in its name it says "Expect". So you're not really expecting the spell to work. Ironic?...

12 if a school is force to removed past tenses from thier lessons?

13 in a post by the onion, a school is force to removed past tenses from thier lessons?...

14 You spent your life studying irony and you die of anemia, thus making you quite un-irony....

15 After a hurricane comes a rainbow

16 Would it be ironic if we were all made out of iron? (Any you get the reference?)...

17 How good it would be to die right here!

18 The word non-hyphenated has a hyphen?

19 there is a chinese guy in Thor and it is Norse mythology

20 the saddest guys can be happy drunks?

21 I find you to be an eloquent writer with a certain ironic truth. Is that ironic, not sure?...

22 my (female) character's uncle stipulates in his will that she must get married before collecting on her inheritance, but she does not get married because she is more successful than he ever was?...

23 Irony is that, these issues are unresolved as on date of writing.

24 Is it ironic that before reading, Pride and Prejudice I did not believe I would like it because it was not really my typical type of book but ended up really liking it?...

25 Learning English as a second language, my Russian friend said to me, "The hardest part of learning English is the pronunciation." At least that's what he meant to say, but he mispronounced pronunciation....



Given Time, a novel by Paul London