A handy guide to distinguishing the notoriously slippery concept of irony from its distant cousins coincidence, satire, parody, and paradox: “What …“To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, “I wish I had known this some time ago”*…
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Personally I think there’s only one definition of irony: the last thing that you would expect.
Four in every definition that one would give for irony, regardless of the situation, regardless of Websters, what is ironic about the whole thing is the thing that you realized at the last moment of thinking that it was something else.
To point out a juxtaposition of strangely coupled occurrences involved with intentionality, is really just to stand at the last moment of thinking it was something else.
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