• Anna Riana Suryanti Tambunan Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia
  • Fauziah Khairani Lubis English Literature Department, Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia
  • Winda Setia Sari English Literature Department, Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia
  • Widya Andayani English Literature Department, Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia
  • Moh Hilman Fikri Center for Scientific Publication, Universitas Islam Malang, Indonesia
Keywords: Irony, WhatsApp, Memes, Group Chat


This article explores the representation of irony in WhatsApp Group chats, aiming to identify the types of irony and narrate the meaning of the irony used. A case study was geared under Perrine's (1966) and Leech's (1981) analysis of the type of irony. Moreover, the result disclosed that touches of sarcasm were the favorable choice of irony to express the participants’ feelings. Sarcasm was detected by using uppercase characters, exclamation marks, and teasing words. Hyperbole and understatement were the second participants’ favorite to use to exaggerate reality and make a dramatic situation. Furthermore, implementing irony in daily conversation with decent knowledge is significant to flourish and enrich their linguistic adequacy to avoid misunderstanding and know the appropriate situation manual students' exploitations of irony will.


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How to Cite
Tambunan, A., Khairani Lubis, F., Setia Sari, W., Andayani, W., & Hilman Fikri, M. (2023). REPRESENTATION OF IRONY IN WHATSAPP GROUP CHAT. Lire Journal (Journal of Linguistics and Literature), 7(1), 43-55.