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Interpreting What You Read | Part 3

Previously, you learned about figurative language. Irony is a common type of trope used in writing. Interpreting when and why writers sometimes use irony is important for you to understand the intended message fully.

Detecting and Interpreting Irony

There are three types of irony: Situational, verbal, and dramatic. Although these are commonly used in writing, readers often do not detect them or fail to interpret them well. In this section you will learn about irony and why it is important to detect the author’s use of irony in passages and literary texts.

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