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cosmic irony

noun

the idea that fate, destiny, or a god controls and toys with human hopes and expectations; also, the belief that the universe is so large and man is so small that the universe is indifferent to the plight of man; also called irony of fate

Examples

Crane uses the theme of cosmic irony.

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