Irony in Runyankore selected folktales
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The main aim of this work is to examine the use irony in the portrayal of characters in the folktales that are selected from Ankore. The folktales are used to outline different aspects of irony and how these are used in as far as developing characters in the folktales are concerned. The researcher found out less attention has been laid to this aspect of literature by previous scholars. The study was put forward to understanding that Oral literature is a creative art that folktales are sub genres of literature The methods used during data collection are; interviewing, listening to radio programs, transcription and library research. The research was conducted in Bushenyi district among Banyankore folktales. The findings of the study was to see whether folktales are still of use among the Banyankore. I reached a conclusion that the folktales are still relevant as an avenue of passing out information, so the ironical aspect must be understood during communication. I concluded that folktales are very important in Ankore.