Satire VS Irony: The Differences


  • Dr. Prem Bahadur Khadka


Irony, Satire, Sarcasm, Incongruity, Figures of Speech, Literary Terms.


Satire and Irony are the technological elements of literature. They have different roots. They are used in different forms for various purposes. Different literary styles exist. Everybody invokes various kinds of fun and enjoyment. Everyone has produced new kinds. However, they have associations and are often called synonyms. In this article, we analyze and draw conclusions on certain differences and similarities.Although satire can be viewed as a narrative type or as means for and of representation, it is irony, in a rhetorical troupe which acts by means of confrontation and incongruity, that can bring about the overthrow of expectations and operate within a 'logic of discovery.'
In particular, satire, literary, literary and dramaturgical works, in which the human or personal vice, insanity, violence, or defects are sometimes censored in order to encourage social change through satire, derision, burlesque, irony, parody, caricature, etc.


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Dr. Prem Bahadur Khadka. (2020). Satire VS Irony: The Differences. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(7), 11012-11017. Retrieved from