What are the different types of irony in Book 14 of The Odyssey?

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Book 14 of this epic classic deals with Odysseus' stay with Eumaeus, the faithful and loyal swineherd of Ithaca. Of course, one of the central aspects of irony used in this section is dramatic irony, for we know that the "guest" that Eumaeus is entertaining is actually Odysseus, yet this is something that Odysseus chooses to keep from him. It is also perhaps ironic that, in spite of the ample proof of the...

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