Structural Irony

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Structural irony refers to an implication of alternate or reversed meaning that pervades a work. A major technique for sustaining structural irony is the use of a naïve protagonist or unreliable narrator who continually interprets events and intentions in ways that the author signals are mistaken” (Hamilton 45)

 

            I thought that it would be appropriate to look up this term because most of the reading for El 312 of this week discussed structuralism and Irony. I am sure that structural critics would be dealing with Irony in the context of all the literary works that require a structuralism view. Irony is simple to look for however if you are going to use it critically then you much use more than one form of critical reading and evaluate fully before only concentrating on Irony. 

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Daisy said:

what's difference between structural irony and dramatic irony? Am I right to say that both of the 2 kinds may mean the omniscient narrator tells things that are not the truth but reconized by audience\readers..., What's the difference? :)

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