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Irony Definition

Irony is a figurative speech wherein words are used where the intentional meaning is altered from the real meaning of the words. Irony brings about some additional meanings to a situation. Irony is the change between the reality and appearance. Hence, the use of irony brings a work of literature closer to the life.

Irony usually conveys a difference between how things seem to be and the reality. Irony is defined within three main categories: dramatic irony, situational irony, and verbal irony. 

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