Irony in selected Lango folktales
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This research examined the Effects of irony in Lango traditional folktales. All the three types of irony are inter-related, that's to say, situational irony, dramatic irony and verbal irony that works hand in hand with each other’s where some times what is spoken or verbalised can be situational, what we don't expect a character to know "dramatic irony" what only some characters and the audience know while other characters do not know. Apart from educational purposes, Lango folktales are also used for entertainment, education, refreshment and to accompany work, and so on. Lango folktales are also relevant to the contemporary society in terms of what is happening in the society, themes, lessons learnt and so on. The study found out that Lango folktales always ends with an ironic scenes which is in most cases situational irony which is so effective in the folktales and meaning. From this research I do conclude that without the employment of irony, folktales would not be so effective in parting moral lessons and it's entertaining beat.