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Poor Tragic Us

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We stand for the anthem. I have to raise my head out of the required respect and cannot avoid seeing that every screen is now dominated by a shot of Peeta and me, separated by a few feet that in the viewers’ heads can never be breached. Poor tragic us (Collins, ch. 10).

What literary device is used in the bolded section of the passage?

A

Dramatic irony

B

Cliché

C

Verbal irony

D

Euphemism

E

Situational irony