Definitions for poetic justice

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  1. poetic justice, just deserts(noun)

    an outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice (often ironically)

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  1. poetic justice(Noun)

    The rewarding of virtue, and the punishment of vice, especially in an ironic manner

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  1. Poetic justice

    Poetic justice is a literary device in which virtue is ultimately rewarded or vice punished, often in modern literature by an ironic twist of fate intimately related to the character's own conduct.


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