Anyone got any tips on how to convey irony? I am trying to convey irony in the following excerpt. I was wondering what would be the best way of doing this? I was considering using Italics to stress certain words, but I am unsure which words to place the stress on. Some context: The reader knows that John prefers the concrete jungle of the city to the oppressive space of the country. ^ Not how I phrased it in my work, but it gets the point across succinctly.