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Examples of Literary ironies

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Ironic Questions: Literary

Is It Ironic That...?

201 someone newly identified as promiscuous is reading "The Scarlet Letter" in class...

202 the most famous writer of proverbs, poems and sayings is anon?

203 when the boy who cried wolf for the third time (when there actually was a wolf), he was ignored by the people who had twice believed there was a wolf when there wasn't?...

204 Boo Radley is depicted in the beginning of To Kill a Mockingbird as a murderous villain living in a spooky house... but by the end we realize that he is the hero of the book, saving the kids from a murderer. (Many students in my class can't decide if it's irony or not because many of them suspected early on that Boo might be a good guy.)...

205 "water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink" from Rime of the Ancient Mariner (he's on a boat in the ocean - salt water only)...

206 "...the knight wants to marry her but she is a loathly woman"