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    #1

    Do we have a term for that kind of style in writing?



    When the writer writes about issue/question
    which of course is hard to believe because it is known to all that the opposite is true. In other words, not real. Then he says that this is not the truth. What do we call that kind of writing? Is it irony? Does that mean that the writer uses this style to get the reader's attention or to be the center of attention? Do we have a term for that kind of style in writing? Is it sarcasm?

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    Last edited by Odessa Dawn; 20-Nov-2012 at 22:19. Reason: I was advised to remove some information.

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    #2

    Re: "Except readers, ... , none of this actually took place."

    I don't know of any specific term for this. The author is imagining an alternate universe, a different reality. Engaged in wishful thinking.

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    #3

    Re: "Except readers, ... , none of this actually took place."

    Odessa Dawn, the political content of your posts is becoming annoying.

    Please ask us questions based on reading matter of a less contentious nature.

    Rover

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    #4

    Re: "Except readers, ... , none of this actually took place."


    So sorry to bother you. Please forgive me if I pushed the boundaries. I hold your request in high esteem. I will adhere to whatever you say.

    Expectantly,


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    #5

    Re: "Except readers, ... , none of this actually took place."

    Thanks

    If they reveal that it's false, then I am not sure what to call it.

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    #6

    Re: "Except readers, ... , none of this actually took place."

    The only thing I can think of to say when someone writes something which everyone (including the writer) knows is not true, is that they are lying! They might be being sarcastic or ironic at the same time but they are clearly not writing the truth.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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