Irony And Symbolism In The Story Of An Hour; Irony And Symbolism In The Story Of An Hour. 845 Words 4 Pages. Show More. Reporter: Good morning Ms. Chopin and Mr. Maupassant. Please have a seat. I would like to ask you a few questions about your short stories and their underlying meanings. First off, I would like to ask about your situational irony and symbolism usage. How did you use symbolism.