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Eugene Conde III Type of Irony Irony Meaning of the quoted lines Dramatic Irony “I say I take the son’s part, just as though I were his son, to press fight for him and see it won!” (Oedipus, Scene 1) This line exemplifies that according to Oedipus, he will act as the son of Laios and see to it the murderer be found. This can be considered as a dramatic irony since Oedipus stated those words without the knowledge that he is the son of Laios while the audience is aware of this information. Verbal Irony “You call me unfeeling. If you could only see the nature of your own feelings.” (Teiresias, Scene 1) This line can be considered as verbal irony because it is the blind person who said “If you could only see” Situational Irony “This is Teiresias, this is the holy prophet” (Choragos, Scene 1) This is situational irony because Teiresias is blind, but he is a prophet who is supposed to be connected closely to the gods and be able to see the truth with

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