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    Can you help me with ideas on an irony story. If you have one can you e-mail me it so that way i could have an idea. Please .

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    Can you help me with ideas on an irony story. If you have one can you e-mail me it so that way i could have an idea. Please .

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    We don't usually do students' work for them.

    In literature, "irony" often means a result that is unexpected. I read a story once in which a desperate man needed to raise money so that his wife could have a bone-marrow transplant needed to save her life. He went in to rob a liquor store with a loaded gun in his hand. The man behind the counter pulled out a gun to stop the robbery, but the thief shot and killed him. Later the thief found out that the man he killed was the only known compatible donor.

    This is an example of irony. Try to think up your own scenario about something that happens unexpectedly.

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    Try Thomas Hardy's Life's Little Ironies for some excellent stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley Clark
    Can you help me with ideas on an irony story. If you have one can you e-mail me it so that way i could have an idea. Please .

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    Some well-known stories involving irony include the following:

    1) a man and his wife find a lucky paw; their wish, to have their son back with them. He was killed in battle. They make their wish, and the very moment after they make their wish, their son comes knocking at the front door as a walking, zombie-like corpse.

    2) A girl and a boy are in love, but the girl's parents want her to marry someone else. Before her wedding, the girl takes a potion to make it appear that she is dead. The boy, not knowing she is only sleeping, finds her, and upon seeing that his great love is dead, kills himself. Just then, the girl awakens to find her great love dead, so she too kills herself.

    3) A man accidently kills his landlady while he his robbing her apartment. The policeman in charge of the case knows the man committed the crime but he has no real proof. A year later, the man goes to the policeman in charge of the case and confesses to the crime; but, ironically, the policeman doesn't accept the man's confession. He knows the man committed the crime, but he would rather see the man suffer through his guilt than receive redemption through acknowledgement.

    4) A very poor, married couple cannot afford to buy each other Christmas presents, so the man, whose only real possession in the world is a watch his Father gave him, sells the watch to but his wife a beautiful clasp for her hair. The wife, whose hair is long and beautiful, sells it to buy her husband a chain for his watch.

    Irony = reverse intention

    All the best,

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