The thesis of this study (to repeat myself) is that riddles are, amongst other things, ways of ironising
the world; and adding an answer to an unsolved riddle does not resolve away such irony.
It does not seek to be without place, without home: that is the--in fact unimaginable--terminus of Jack's compulsive and desperate ironising
Addison is quite right, of course, to single this stanza out as an example of concord between poetic segmentation (the shift from sestet to couplet), and narrative segmentation (the shift between the Samians' voice and perspective and those of the ironising
combines visual images of faces and visual recreations of their location and emplacement cued with a musically coded script that serves as the externalised, acoustic expression of inner feelings while the whole is framed by comments of its sometimes ironising
chorus that represents the viewpoint of its author.
Such a 'lightening' effect, as well as the ironising
dimensions, I would argue, is evident in what we might call, following Loren Kruger's useful phrase "post-anti-apartheid" (2002:35), South African writing in the transnational turn, not only in English.
cultural and political assumptions, by aping inappropriate behaviour, by tinkering with prejudice, or by highlighting the inadequacy of certain perceptions, play can distort binary oppositions and undermine stereotypical expectations.
Duncan McGraw, community liaison officer for Orange, said last night the telecommunications company would do everything possible to work with the PCT during its investigation He said: 'The radiation coming from the mast is well below the guidelines from ICNARP (the International Commission of Neon Ironising
And because Othello is not now running through his tale to win the acceptance of Brabantio and Desdemona, the actor playing him may ham up his delivery a little for the entertainment of the Duke, thereby emphasising for the audience the artificiality of this particular presented identity and ironising
on the ontological deficits inherent to all discourse of identity.
More recent images swirl about too: of the post-World War II space and arms race, of the ironising
art of the Brezhnev years, of Glasnost and Solidarnosc, and, finally, of those crazy juxtapositions of global brands and Leninalia in the streetscapes of Moscow which heralded, just as visibly as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the "Soviet socialist" dreamworld's irrevocable fading.
18), and his evident disregard for making himself intelligible simply confirms -- despite all the Editor's ironising
speculations -- that Pilate's dismissive motto will do as well for him as for Carlyle.
The shock that is nevertheless evident is then undermined and mocked by the ironising
distance between the narrating Margaret and her former, squeamish self.
There is a rhetoric here which is pointedly over-emphatic: Bertolucci is ironising
his hero's sense of his own importance.