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In language, a discrepancy between what is said adn what is meant. In life, a discrepancy between what is expected and what occurs.
A mode of expression in which the speaker or writer says the opposite of what is really meant, such as saying "Great story!" in response to a boring, pointless anecdote.
A situation in which the larger implications of character's words, actions, or situation are unrealized by that character but seen by the author and the reader or audience.
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