Category Archives: Essay #2

The end of the Age of Irony in America

Most people would like to think of irony in terms of its humorous context, however that definition died after the fatal events of September 11, 2001. A classic example of humorous irony would be Scott expressing his dislike of Nancy … Continue reading

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Did You Say Iron-Knee?

There have been many devastating events throughout the timeline of the world, some minor conflicts and others capable of scaring an entire generation. Americais not the only one to endure one of these happening; however September, 11 was a some … Continue reading

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Irony Misconceived.(Essay 2)

Two professors were having a conversation about how traffic is increasingly becoming a problem in most parts of the world. One professor says to the other: “isn’t it ironic that there is always traffic when you are late but never … Continue reading

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Irony: Still Kicking After All These Years

After the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair magazine, stated that he believed that, “The Age of Irony” was over. However, ten years and two wars after that statement … Continue reading

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Irony is Not Dead: It’s Was Just Put on Hold

Irony has many definitions covering a very broad range of aspects. Specifically the type of irony referred to by Graydon Carter seven days after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 is verbal irony stated “I think it’s the end … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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