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what's the verbal irony and allusion in everyday use?

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tylerlover15 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 19, 2011 at 6:51 AM via web

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what's the verbal irony and allusion in everyday use?

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meganmjh | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted November 19, 2011 at 12:29 PM (Answer #1)

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In everyday language...
irony refers to when the language of what is said moves one way and the meaning is moving the other. It can be quite hard to define but easy to identify.

It is the gap between what is described and what is implied. The difference between language and meaning...

Allusion is just a reference to history, an event, or some particular form of literature.

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