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2.Read this dialogue from the excerpt. 

"BRADFORD: They're a cheerful pair of women—livin' in this cheerful place—a place that life savers had to turn over to the sand—huh! This Patrick woman used to be all right. She and her husband was summer folks over in town. They used to picnic over here on the outside. It was Joe Dyer—he's always talkin' to summer folks—told 'em the government was goin' to build the new station and sell this one by sealed bids. I heard them talkin' about it. They was sittin' right down there on the beach, eatin' their supper. They was goin' to put in a fire-place and they was goin' to paint it bright colors, and have parties over here—summer folk notions. Their bid won it—who'd want it?—a buried house you couldn't move."

Which sentence uses verbal irony?

A."They're a cheerful pair of women—livin' in this cheerful place—a place that life savers had to turn over to the sand—huh!"

B."It was Joe Dyer—he's always talkin' to summer folks—told 'em the government was goin' to build the new station and sell this one by sealed bids."

C."They was sittin' right down there on the beach, eatin' their supper."

D."They was goin' to put in a fire-place and they was goin' to paint it bright colors, and have parties over here—summer folk notions."

E."Their bid won it—who'd want it?—a buried house you couldn't move." 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A - the women are not cheerful and that is Bradford's meaning.  This is from Susan Glaspell's  “The Outside,”  written during the First World War.

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