The 5 types of irony

One Christmas holiday, 3 English majors en route to New Brunswick discussed the following…

There are 5 types of verbal irony, and they are the following:

  1. Ironic
  2. Sarcastic
  3. Sardonic
  4. Cynical
  5. Facetious

What distinguishes each? In my opinion: tone.

Fight amongst yourselves.

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