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What the FUCK is irony. I've been struggling to understand this for years now.
Dramatic irony is about the only definition of irony I understand. What I really want to put a definition to is the irony that DFW talks about. Take a sitcom, like Friends. Are the majority of the punchlines ironic? If I'm being the opposite of sincere, am I ironic? If I say "Get-r-done," in front of friends from the city, is it ironic?
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ITT: English Teacher Stories
>first three years take AP English classes
>teachers are all plebs
>(not lol he likes Tolstoy better than Dost what a pleb, I mean one of them only read YA and another straight out told us she dislikes reading)
>pass all classes by writing generic essays with info off of sparknotes
>teacher is a cool hippie guy who entertained the class by talking about all sorts of things (history, philosophy, art, etc)
>starts to take a liking to me because I was the only one to not read crap
>he tries to encourage my writing skills by letting me get away with formless essays filled with digressions and overlong descriptions
>gives me an A no matter what, think I'm hot shit
>get to university
>tfw fail every single English class because don't know how to write properly structured essays with correct grammar
>tfw find out HS teacher is now in jail for doing the bad touch on a student