In this chapter, an overview of the various rhetorical and pragmatic views of irony is offered. By analyzing Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby, the author identifies a number of ironic stances which go from mere inversion through echoic repetition to what he calls "perspectival disengagement" - Dickens' narrator voicing opinions or sentiments that he does not at all endorse.

Irony. Irony in Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby: Rhetoric, Pragmatics, Voice and Point of View

MORINI, MASSIMILIANO
2016-01-01

Abstract

In this chapter, an overview of the various rhetorical and pragmatic views of irony is offered. By analyzing Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby, the author identifies a number of ironic stances which go from mere inversion through echoic repetition to what he calls "perspectival disengagement" - Dickens' narrator voicing opinions or sentiments that he does not at all endorse.
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