Unformatted text preview: use of verbal irony is used a lot to create humor, Snicket makes dire situations humorous. Snicket uses irony a lot when describing the orphans situation and saying that they might be in a nice place, but the reader knows it will all go terribly wrong. The author writes about the children’s horrible circumstances in such a nonchalant manner, he acknowledges that yes the situation is horrible but it’s just something they’ve gotten used to. Also the ridiculous circumstances in the book are ironic such as Sunny being a secretary and that she lose her silverware everyday because she enters the administrative building without an appointment because she works there....
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2011 for the course ENGL 333 taught by Professor Jaxon during the Fall '10 term at CSU Chico.
- Fall '10