The Rising of the Moon Questions and Answers
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What is ironic about the situations of the sergeant and the ragged man?

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One realizes the irony of the situation of the Sergeant and the Ragged Man in In the Rising of the Moon  as they sit talking on the barrel overlooking the river. The Sergeant is a poor family man who ekes out a living, the Ragged Man is an Irish diplomatic patriot who disguises himself as a poor man. The Ragged...

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