Alas! Torm makes a polar voyage to explore the arctic Canada.
Alas! Torm indeed makes the Voyage across Arctic Canada exploring the unexplored, and how does she do it? In style. Always in style!!

-Note: Torm has never made an arctic voyage before and this particular voyage turned out to be a spectacular one.

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    If you don't begrudge this person's feat deep down but are rather happy instead, then it's tantamount to saying-- Alas! I have hit the jackpot.
    – user392935
    Aug 25, 2020 at 5:14
  • Using it in that context doesn’t make much sense to me. Unless you were trying to do it first but Torm beat you ’to it. Then alas might be reasonable. Or maybe you were betting she wouldn’t go through with it.
    – Jim
    Aug 25, 2020 at 5:50
  • Not 'the arctic Canada'. Either 'Arctic Canada' or 'the Canadian Arctic'. We capitalise Arctic when using it geographically. Aug 25, 2020 at 6:08
  • Does this answer your question? What exactly is "verbal irony" Anything can be used as irony. Whether you want to do so or not is just a matter of personal opinion. If you think alas shouldn't be, explain you're reasoning. Aug 25, 2020 at 7:11
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    Are you sure that understand alas correctly? Merriam Webster, for example, defines it as used to express unhappines, pity or concern with the example Alas life is too short
    – BoldBen
    Aug 25, 2020 at 7:25


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