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A Critique of Studies on Irony in Persian: Discrepancies between Persian and Western Examples of Irony. LCQ. 2016; 8 (32) :171-193
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-29-5729-en.html
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  Figurative language by omitting direct reference and employing metaphor, allusion, symbol and etc. always conceals its referent and as a result causes tension between different elements of the text. One of the efficient means to escape from transparency is irony. Following a descriptive method, this article analyzes nine existing articles in Persian language on this issue in order to clarify some of the semantic ambiguities around this term. These studies often suffer from conceptual errors that stem from the fact that irony is a Western figure of speech. The authors of these articles often do not define a specific meaning for this term and mix the opinions of Western and Iranian critics. The main weakness of these articles is in identifying examples of irony in Persian literature.
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Article Type: Artcle review | Subject: Rhetorics
Received: 2015/10/4 | Accepted: 2015/11/28 | Published: 2015/12/22

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