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Briellechoquette:

Which sentence in this excerpt from Herman Melville’s Bartleby the scrivener best exhibits the use of verbal irony

4 weeks ago
dude:

Make sure to include the answer choices and the text next time a. Before, I had never experienced aught but a not unpleasing sadness. b. Upon inspection, the drawer exhibited a great array of the shells of various sorts of nuts. Indeed, to this quick-witted youth, the whole noble science of the law was contained in a nutshell. c. So he sent him to my office, as student at law, errand boy, cleaner and sweeper, at the rate of one dollar a week. d. For the first time in my life a feeling of overpowering stinging melancholy seized me.

4 weeks ago
dude:

Verbal irony is using words to create a situation where you get a result that is opposite to one you expect. Unlike situational irony (i.e. a burning firetruck), this usually describes something "great array" compared to something that can be "contained in a nutshell." is verbally ironic

4 weeks ago
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