Saturday, January 19, 2019
Irony in Poetry
Irony is the use of quarrel to convey the opposite of their literal meaning. It is used throughout poetry and wholeows the indorser to analyze and differentiate what seems, and what actually is. There are different types of raillery including verbal, perspectiveal, and dramatic. Irony can be used in the title of respects of poems, or in themes and messages throughout them. There are many ways to interpret poetry, so irony is a powerful way of making a pointed input signal or manipulating a readers emotions. Verbal irony, sometimes referred to as sarcasm, often occurs in the title of a poem, and is in direct contrast with the contents of the poem. The unfamiliar Citizen written by W. H Auden is an excellent example of this. They irony of the title, is that business under it, you read a persons social security number, followed by the nap of the poem which goes into great detail about specific things in a man life. When there was peace, he was for peace when there was war, he went. He was married and added five children to the population, which our Eugenist says was the right number for a parent of his generation. here(predicate) lies the discrepancy between the title, and the contents of this poem.The theme of this poem demonstrates the power of the state, and the impotence of an individual. Auden uses irony in the title of this poem to validate the theme. Situational irony occurs when the situation itself contradicts the readers expectations. In the poem Porphyrias Lover by Robert Browning, situational irony is displayed. When the reader interprets the title of this poem, they would most likely expect it to be about two lovers. and when they go on to read the poem, they realize that the meeting of two lovers ironically results not in joy and passion, provided in murder. (501) That moment she was mine, mine, fair, suddenly pure and good I found a thing to do, and all her hair in one long yellow string I wound three times her little throat around, and strangled her. No pain tangle she, I am quite sure she felt no pain. (36-42) What the reader expects initially is love, which is demonstrated here by his some gentleness in killing her, hoping she feels no pain, but then followed by the point that he did murder her, which lovers do not do to to each one other. Dramatic irony occurs when the reader is aware of more than the typesetters case in the narrative.The reader possibly sees the significance of a characters actions before the actual character does. Again, Porphyrias Lover is a poem that also exhibits dramatic irony. By the displace of this poem, the reader is aware that the main character is a psychopathic killer, however, he is completely unaware that his actions were wrong. After he murders Porphyria, believing that he had fulfil her wish to be with him forever, he warily oped her lids again laughed the blue eye without a stain. And I untightened next the tress about her neck her governing body once more blushed b right beneath my burning kiss. (44-48) The speaker in in this poem is telling his story in a nonchalant, phlegmatical manner, while the reader in continuously coming to terms with the fact that the speaker is an upset maniac. Irony can be used in poetry to make a point, or to evoke a fact emotion or reaction. Sometimes it can be hard to identify, but can ultimately change the way you interpret a poem. Irony, in all its forms, has become an important literacy technique. You can see irony in one, two or all three forms throughout one mavin poem.