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gives the audience a pessimistic insight of a world where everyone is equal in every aspect possible.He exposes the negativity of this “equal” society using satire, irony, and connotative diction.The first example of irony and satire in the story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut is when they say that the society in the future is how it is due to the numerous amount of amendments on the Constitution, “All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.”(paragraph 1)The reader can tell thi is a sarcastic/satirical remark towards America.The phrase “unceasing vigilance” has an underlying sarcastic tone and displaying a
form of verbal irony.The second example of satire and irony in the story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut is when the ballerinas were dancing terribly because they wore weights that weighed them down. “They were burdened with sashweights and bags of birdshot, and their faces were

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