Course 8—Lecture

LitCourse 8
How to Read: Irony


Irony—pop culture and beyond

Ironic conventions abound in literature and pop culture. It's fun to pick them out. Here's one example of irony: The Naif . . .

A stranger or youth, with little experience of society and its rules, wonders why things are they way they are. His naive questions expose the absurdities of cultural norms and assumptions.
Gulliver's Travels
Catcher in the Rye
To Kill a Mockingbird
Blast from the Past
Third Rock from the Sun
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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