Poetic irony (also known as poetic justice) happens when a crime or transgression is unexpectedly resolved favourably, usually as a result of a "twist of fate." In other words, you get what you deserve with karma. Because there is a sensation that the Universe stepped in to balance the scales, this is very closely tied to cosmic irony. Earth's atmosphere also protects us from most of the solar wind, which is made up of electrically charged particles emitted by our star when it enters a new phase of its activity cycle.
As explained by philosopher David Hume, irony is a mode of expression that implies that one thing is said for one purpose but understood differently for another. For example, when I say "I like apples," they seem to be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about me. But if I were to add "except apple pies" after my initial remark, then that would be saying something different about me. Irony can also be expressed through metaphors and similes that convey multiple meanings at once. For example, when I say "Don't judge a book by its cover," I am trying to warn you not to judge me based on how I appear on the outside. But at the same time, I am also saying that it is better to look beyond the skin to see who someone really is.
In philosophy, irony is the identification of a truth value that contradicts itself. Thus, irony is a form of paradox in which something is both true and false at the same time.
Poetic justice is a literary trope in which virtue is finally rewarded and viciousness is punished. It is frequently accompanied in modern literature by an ironic twist of fate relating to the character's own deed. The concept has been applied to real-world situations as well as fiction.
Virtue is rewarded in poetry because poets are able to give life to the thoughts of others by using words. Thus, virtuous people are given glory after their death because they have been written about by great poets. Their lives can help others by being an example. They can also inspire others to good behavior by showing that someone else was able to overcome adversity.
Vice is punished in poetry because poets want to show that evil actions have consequences. Poets write about characters who do bad things so that readers will understand that even if it seems like it could never happen to them, everything happens for a reason. Evil people will always get what they deserve because there are laws that control human behavior, and those laws can only be broken by someone who chooses to do so.
Irony is when something appears to be one thing but is actually another. In art, irony often shows up as humor where something serious is supposed to be understood by everyone. For example, when someone says "I'm joking," they are trying to make a joke but really mean that they are not.
Situational Irony is defined as When authors construct an ironic scenario in a literary work, the reader is able to perceive the difference between appearance and reality within the boundaries of the literature. This encounter frequently leads to a greater comprehension of the work's fundamental subject or purpose. Wikipedia
Situational irony is used by great writers to enhance their stories. For example, in A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens uses situational irony to explain why France is suffering under the rule of the cruel King Louis XVI and why London is experiencing relief at the end of his story. Although most people believe that evil will be punished, many characters in the book find out that they are not as fortunate as they thought they were.
In addition to explaining the moral of the story, the writer can use this form of humor to express their own views on life. Charles Dickens was one such writer who used this technique extensively in his novels. He would write about good characters who seemed to have everything going for them, only to discover at the end of the story that they had made some terrible mistake. From this mistake, the readers could learn that life is full of trials and errors; however, if one looks beyond these mistakes then there is hope for everyone.
Situational irony is often associated with comedy but it can also be found in serious works of art.
Theatrical irony is a dramatic technique in which the audience is aware of something that the character is not aware of. Because of this knowledge, the characters' words and actions take on a new significance. Depending on the writer's goal, this might produce extreme tension or hilarity.
For example, in a play it is obvious that Othello knows that Iago has betrayed him, but because of his love for Desdemona, he accepts Iago's explanation that "it is the blackest soul that guides those white hands". This incident causes us to question Iago's motives for doing what he did, and makes us wonder if Othello really is that stupid. In reality, of course, Othello knows exactly what Iago is up to, but because of his love, he cannot bring himself to admit it.
Othello is oblivious to the fact that Desdemona is engaged to another man, so when Iago tells him that she sleeps with the whole town, it comes as a great shock to Othello. Iago is trying to provoke him into killing her, but Othello doesn't see it that way at all. He believes Iago is telling the truth about everything else, so when Othello demands proof that Desdemona is unfaithful, Iago says "she gave me my liberty, and now I can make her pay for her sins".