Is Irony Dead? (Essay #2 Assignment Description)

Seven days after the attacks on the World Trade Center, Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair, said “I think it’s the end of the Age of Irony.”Others disagree. In a short (500-650 word) essay, take a stand on this topic. Is irony dead? Was it ever?

Be sure to frame your analysis with a specific definition of the term irony. (You should not consider all types of irony; narrow your focus to a single type of irony.) For the purposes of this assignment, please exclude “situational irony” from your analysis.

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