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by George Orwell

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How does Orwell use irony as a tool of satire in Animal Farm?

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Animal Farm is set up as an allegory for the rise of Communism in Russia, and uses irony to satirize that philosophy. For example, the subtitle of the novel is "A Fairy Story," as if the story is a light-hearted fable instead of a depressing satire . This subtitle was only used by the first edition in England, perhaps because it...

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