Irony is a tactic of indirection: it works by implied or suggested contrasts. Verbal irony hinges on a difference between what is said and what is meant; dramatic irony relies on a difference between what the audience knows and what a character knows. Visual irony can spring from the difference between the apparent and the actual. Michael Hansel`s own declared intention `to satirize function`, by juxtaposing natural and mechanical elements, hints at one source of irony in his work. Irony is inherently complimentary to the recipient: it s...
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|Dear Plamen and Peter,|
I am please to advise you both that `Acceptance` arrived yesterday afternoon and I unwrapped her in the early hours of this morning.
She is without doubt the most beautiful item I have ever possessed.
She is not a mere statue, she is sublime and a real presence in our lives already.
Her slenderness and beauty is a sheer joy to behold.
Thank you both and especially you Plamen for your creativity.
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