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.