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The Term Irony Refers to a Discrepancy, Or Disagreement, of Some Sort. the Discrepancy Can Be Between What Someone Says and What He Or She Really Means. on Verbal Irony. - English - Communicative

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The term irony refers to a discrepancy, or disagreement, of some sort. The
discrepancy can be between what someone says and what he or she really
means. on verbal irony. The discrepancy can be between a situation that one
would logically anticipate or that would seem appropriate and the situation that
actually develops or situational irony. The discrepancy can even be between the
facts known to a character and the facts known to us, the readers or audience or
dramatic irony.

Working in groups of four complete the following table. Find instances of irony from the play
and justify them.

Extract Justification
I believe you want to convert me; save my soul, don’t you call it? Well, it’s no good………. see? I don’t want any damned religion.
● ________________________________
●_________________________________
Later, the convict says, “its a queer thing to ask, but-could you, would you bless me before I go.”
●______________________________
●______________________________
● Why the devil do you leave the window unshuttered and the door unbarred so that anyone can come in? ’
●__________________________________
●__________________________________
If the door had been barred the convict couldn’t have entered the house.
______________________________
●______________________________
● My mother gave them to me on………………………. on her death bed just after you were bom, and…………….. and she asked me to keep them in remembrance of her, so I would like to keep them.
● _______________________________
● _______________________________
Later he hands the convict the candlesticks and tells him to start a new life.
● _________________________
● __________________________
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Solution

Extract Justification
I believe you want to convert me; save my soul, don’t you call it? Well, it’s no good………. see? I don’t want any damned religion.
● Stay, my son, you have forgotten your property.
●    I was sentenced to ten years in the prison hulks, ten years in HelL
Later, the convict says, “it’s a queer thing to ask, but-could you, would you bless me before I go. ”
● The situation becomes ironical because earlier Bishop teUs Persome, “I don’t want to sdl them.”
● It is ironical that the prison which should reform a person has turned into hell for him.
● Why the devil do you leave the window unshuttered and the door unbarred so that anyone can come in? ’
●  They feed you inhelL When you escape from it you starve.
● They caught me. I pleaded to them. I told them why I stole, but they laughed at me.
If the door had been barred the convict couldn’t have entered the house.
● It is quite ironical that one is fed in hell but starves when comes out of it● It is quite sad that the police can be an instrument of repression and blind to human misery.
● My mother gave them to me on on her death bed just after you were bom, and…………. and she asked me to keep them in remembrance of her, so I would like to keep them. ’
● this gentleman is my very good friend.
● You are like a child.
Later he hands the convict the candlesticks and tells him to start a new life.
●  It is ironical that the Bishop calls the convict a friend who steals his candlesticks.
● It is ironical that child-like innocence of the Bishop saves the convict
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CBSE Class 9 English Course Communicative: Literature Reader
Chapter 3.2 The Bishop's Candlesticks
Exercise | Q 8 | Page 126
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