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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 A Modest Proposal Situational Irony Verbal Irony Hyperbole Irony in which a person says or writes one thing but but intends to communicate the opposite. A situation in which the outcome is incongruous with what is expected. An exaggerated statement or claim not meant to be taken literally. "But my intention is very far from being confined to provide only for the children of professed beggars; it is of a much greater extent, and shall take in the whole number of infants at a certain age who are born of parents in effect as little able to support them as those who demand our charity in the streets." Socratic Irony Profession of ignorance and of willingness to learn,usedas a ploy to spur others to discover their own ignorance. "After all, I am not so violently bent upon my own opinion as to reject any offer proposed by wise men, which shall be found equally innocent, cheap, easy, and effectual." "It is melancholy to object to those who walk through this great town or traveling the country when they see the streets, the roads, the cabin doors, crowded with beggars of the female sex, followed by three, four, or six children, all in rags and importuning every passer for alms." "I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout."
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