The Verbal Irony in Al-Jahiz’s Letters

  • Taghreed Dhya Mishfi Rabab Abdul Zahra Hafiz


Verbal irony is a discoursal pattern that regales the readers, raising their astonishment out of the surprises it embeds. This pattern makes the process of reading texts more effective, particularly when it comes to the interpretation of what is said and unsaid in the text. In Al-Jahiz’s Letters, verbal irony is realized in terms of breaking the readers’ expectations, similes, and paradoxical dichotomies; all render the Letters unprecedentedly vibrant and exciting.




How to Cite
RABAB ABDUL ZAHRA HAFIZ, Taghreed Dhya Mishfi. The Verbal Irony in Al-Jahiz’s Letters. Mustansiriyah Journal of Arts (MuJA), [S.l.], n. 67, p. 1:30, aug. 2018. ISSN 0258-1086. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 nov. 2021.