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Methods > Figures of speech > Antiphrasis > Irony (figure of speech)
PREFERRED TERM
2559Irony (figure of speech)  
BROADER CONCEPT
ENTRY TERMS
  • Verbal irony
SCOPE NOTE
  • Figure of speech in which a word or phrase is used to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning, typically for humorous or emphatic effect (e.g. "what a great idea" meaning a foolish idea).
SOURCE
  • Abrams&Harpham 2009
  • Literary devices (Irony)
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Kalafata Patritsia (AA)
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