Tag: irony

  • Come Away From The Water, Shirley by John Burningham 1977 Analysis

    Come Away From The Water, Shirley by John Burningham 1977 Analysis

    Come Away From The Water, Shirley is a 1977 picture book written and illustrated by British storyteller, John Burningham. A number of adult readers talk about the “two different stories” going on in this book.

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  • Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins Analysis

    Rosie’s Walk is an influential picture book by Pat Hutchins, first published in 1986. This book is notable for its large ironic gap between pictures and text: The text is a pedestrian story in which nothing remarkable happens. The pictures show several near death experiences. Separately, Rosie’s Walk is designed to teach young readers dimensional prepositions, but this is very…

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  • What is irony in literature?

    What is irony in literature?

    “Given a long enough time, of course, a wide enough frame, there is nothing said or done, ever, that isn’t ironic in the end.” Madame Morrible, Wicked, Gregory Maguire These notes draw heavily from a Narrative Breakdown podcast called The Power Of Irony. See also: All Good Stories Are Ironic from Cockeyed Caravan blog. Irony [is] the interaction not only between…

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