Irony and Paradox Paper Examine the Assignment • Use your notes to write an essay comparing and contrasting the authors’ ideas about honesty and deception. In your essay, examine how each author uses irony or paradox to express these ideas. Framing Your Essay Introduction Include background about the topic and each story. Include a very strong thesis statement. First Paragraph Irony and paradox are literary devices that authors often use to make a point about a topic they are exploring.[Insert background information here.] Both “Like the Sun” and “The Open Window” contain irony and paradox that are used by the authors to comment on truth or lies. Second Paragraph Explain the irony and/or paradox in the first story using appropriate quotations. Make sure you connect the irony and/or paradox to the author’s ideas about truth or lies. Third Paragraph Now, do the same for the second story. Conclusion (Fourth Paragraph) Rephrase your thesis statement and summarize your main points. End with a strong statement about truth and lies. Works Cited Narayan, R.K. “Like the Sun.” Prentice Hall Literature. New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc., 2012. Print. Saki. “The Open Window.” Prentice Hall Literature. New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc., 2012. Print.