Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Irony

  • Véronique MontagneEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_1143-1

Abstract

During the Renaissance, irony was seen as a macro-textual figure that could run through an entire discourse and/or as a trope (or microtextual figure), with irony being built on a succession of tropes. This classification issue – already present in Quintilian’s work – also appears in Antoine Fouquelin’s La rhétorique française (1555; French Rhetoric); while irony is among the tropes analyzed, the author also identifies a type of “extended” irony (Fouquelin, Antoine. La rhétorique française, Traités de poétique et de rhétorique de la Renaissance. Paris: Le livre de poche, 1990).

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Classification System Numerous Technique Verbal Type Linguistic Process Multiple Figure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNRS, BCL, UMR 732Université Nice Sophia AntipolisNiceFrance