What is an ironic meme?

What is an ironic meme?

Memes, to the degree that they can be characterized, fall into one of two major categories: "relatable" and "ironic." Ironic memes prey on relatable memes by destroying their underlying structures and preconditions of existence. For example, the Wishful Thinking meme is based on a basic human desire for happiness and success, so the Wishful Thinking meme preys on the Relatable Meme of Belief. The underlying structure of belief that enables us to believe that thinking will make it so is destroyed by the irony of the situation. In contrast, the Relatable Irony meme destroys the underlying structure of reality that enables us to relate to each other as individuals. For example, Social Darwinism is based on scientific theories about evolution by natural selection, so it relates humans as members of a species who must compete with one another to survive. The irony here is that even though humans are part of a competitive world system, many still seek out connection with others.

Ironic memes are different from other types of memes because they lack any inherent value or meaning. They only have meaning in relation to other memes. For example, the Survival of the Fittest meme refers to the idea that only the strongest organisms will survive in nature, but this idea is undermined by evidence of cooperation between animals.

What is an ironic character?

In literature, irony is defined as a purposeful gap between the language employed and the topic under discussion. When a character's point of view differs from that of the narrator or reader, irony occurs. Irony is classified into four types: verbal, dramatic, situational, and cosmic. Verbal irony involves words that sound like they should be taken seriously but are used humorously; for example, "I recommend you go with your friend," when what she really wants is for you to go alone.

Dramatic irony arises when the actions of a character seem to contradict his or her words; for example, when someone says he is going to kill himself but then doesn't. Situational irony occurs when one event or situation contrasts with another; for example, boarding an airplane during a heavy rainstorm. Cosmic irony refers to events that appear tragic or meaningless at first glance but in fact have a greater meaning than what meets the eye.

An ironic character is one who believes or does something different from what others believe or do. The classic example is Othello, the Moorish general in William Shakespeare's play Othello. Othello believes that his loyalty to his country will be recognized, but others think otherwise. Thus, his belief goes against what others believe, making him an ironic character.

Othello commits suicide after losing faith in Iago's plans.

What is the ironic tone?

An ironic tone expresses a writer's attitude toward their subject, and is frequently portrayed through sarcasm, exaggeration, or understatement. An ironic tone emphasizes the disparity between how a subject is portrayed and what is truly true about that subject. For example, in his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain presents young Tom Sawyer as a kind-hearted boy who enjoys playing jokes on others. However, in reality, Tom Sawyer was often involved in mischief that could have gotten him into trouble with the law. Thus, the author is implying that even though Tom Sawyer appears to be just a child, he is actually not so innocent after all.

Irony can also be used as a literary technique to highlight differences between what is said or done "officially" and what is really meant. For example, in George Orwell's novel 1984, Winston Smith experiences irony when he finds out that two people are arrested for committing a crime that he knows did not happen. In this case, it is implied that those who are in charge are aware that something is wrong but they choose to cover up the incident rather than confront it.

In addition, irony can be used to show that one thing is funny but others may not find it amusing. For example, in A Streetcar Named Desire, author Tennessee Williams uses irony when he describes an act of violence as if it were a comic scene from a theater play.

What is an ironic story?

As a literary device, irony is defined as a scenario in which there is a disparity between anticipation and reality. For example, the distinction between what something looks to mean and what it actually means. Tragic and comedic irony are both related with irony. In tragedy, the audience expects a certain outcome of events; however, it turns out differently. In comedy, the audience knows that something will not work out as expected, but it produces a happy ending.

Irony can be used in literature, music, art, etc. to create a humorous effect. Irony is often associated with sarcasm and jest. However, these concepts are not identical. Sarcasm is expressed through words or phrases that have no intention of being taken seriously, while jest is expressed through humor. An example of sarcasm is "I know you know I'm lying," while an example of jest is "I know this won't work, but try it anyway."

In fiction, irony is used to develop characters by showing them doing or saying one thing, but meaning another. For example, Mr. Spock (from Star Trek) is a character who shows no emotion. Yet we know that he is not devoid of feelings because once when captured by aliens he said that he wanted to eat some of them just to show his anger.

About Article Author

Lauren Studer

Lauren Studer is a lifestyle writer who loves to share advice for women. She enjoys cooking new recipes, learning about social media trends, and have her work and personal life well balanced.


MariaCartagena.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Related posts