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What are the irony examples in "The Story of an Hour"?

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Irony is the juxtaposition of two incongruous or unexpected elements.  In "The Story of an Hour ," Louise Mallard is said to have "heart trouble," although I do not believe we are ever told precisely what kind of heart trouble this is supposed to be.  This heart trouble, though, is of concern when Mr. Mallard is supposed to have been killed in a railway accident because Louise's sister, Josephine,...

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