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Comes from Greek eironeia, dissimulation; ignorance feigned to confound or provoke an antagonist characterizes Socratic irony (when one pretends to adopt an opponent's views in order to undermine or e
saying the opposite of what one means.
occurs when the words or actions of a character carry meaning understood by the audience but not perceived by the character.
A piece that imitates and exaggerates the prominent features of another for comic effect or ridicule.
A play on words, typically involving words that sound alike but have different meanings.
Taunting, caustic, or cutting remark, generally ironic, but more mean-spirited.
The use of ridicule, sarcasm, irony, or parody to expose, attack, or deride human vices, follies, stupidities.
Intellectually compelling utterances, calculated to delight and surprise.