Sunday, March 20, 2011


This "quick lit trend" is one that keeps stories interesting. It can truly pump up the dialogue between characters in a story. Yes, it's all about "irony."

Irony-is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or situation in which there is a sharp incongruity or discordance that goes beyond the simple and evident intention of words or actions. Ironic statements (verbal irony) usually convey a meaning exactly opposite from their literal meaning.

The discordance of verbal irony is created as a means of communication (as in art or rhetoric). Descriptions or depictions of situational ironies, whether in fiction or in non-fiction, serve a communicative function of sharpening or highlighting certain discordant features of reality.

 In the english language there is no standard accepted method to denote irony or sarcasm in written conversation, several forms of punctuation have been proposed. Among the oldest and frequently attested are the percontation point, — also known as an ironicon — invented by Henry Denham in the 1580s, and the irony mark, furthered by Alcanter de Brahm in the 19th century. Both of these marks were represented visually by a backwards question mark.

When it comes to this "quick lit trend", especially in writing, it's usage will always be on trend. Many writers use "irony" or sarcasm to make the story interesting and to add style and flare to the characters and to the dialogue.

Using "irony" in  a story is someting that every writer can use no matter what. It will forever be on trend in writing for years to come.

By: Literary Diva of Blogtalk Radio

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