In "The Guest," Daru uses verbal irony when he exclaims, "Odd pupils!"  Is verbal irony the same as sarcasm? Explain.

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Although sarcasm is a type of verbal irony, not all examples of verbal irony are intended as sarcasm.

Based on the example from “The Guest” by Albert Camus, Daru’s comment is not sarcasm. The verbal irony in this excerpt stems from Daru calling Balducci and the prisoner students because they are lodged in a schoolhouse. Since Daru is a teacher, this is likely his version of humor.

Sarcasm typically underscores an incongruity between what someone says and what they mean, particularly when it comes to his or her attitude...

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