poetic justice, just deserts(noun)
an outcome in which virtue triumphs over vice (often ironically)
The rewarding of virtue, and the punishment of vice, especially in an ironic manner
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.
The numerical value of poetic justice in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of poetic justice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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Not being able to see or interact with children for 20 years was possibly the most difficult thing to endure during my time on the island, there's a poetic justice that children in classrooms all over the world will now be able to visit Robben Island using this technology.
And then there are many who lead the life of duplicity, not realizing that as they disguise themselves away from others, more they drift away from themselves. It's a poetic justice that the web of deceit and duplicity they begin to weave inside out, thus always turns around to return home outside in.
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