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What is the situational irony in "The Demon Lover"?

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This is an interesting question, as arguably there is no situational irony in this story. Situational irony is a term used to describe a sudden twist in terms of the ending that we were not expecting and thus is used to refer to a surprise ending. However, arguably, there are enough details in the story that effectively forshadow the grim ending of this excellent ghost story to make the ending entirely expected. We have the mystery letter, the way in which her lover in the flashback seems almost...

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