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Identify the type of irony used in the following excerpt:
(from J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series)

Why were you lurking under our window?
Yes, good point, Petunia! What were you doing under our windows, boy?
Listening to the news, said Harry in a resigned voice.
His aunt and uncle exchanged looks of outrage.
Listening to the news! Again?
Well, it changes every day, you see, said Harry.
A. Verbal Irony
B. Dramatic Irony
C. Situational Irony
D. None of the above

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Hint: The given passage is taken from J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. There are many sarcastic comments in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, such as the following above conversation between Harry and his aunt and uncle.

Complete answer:
We have to select the correct option from the given statements and answer the question with the help of the passage.
Option A is Verbal Irony which is the incorrect answer from the above-asked question as in the passage Harry does not say something and mean something else.
Option B is Dramatic Irony is incorrect as this passage does not tell that Harry does not know what others are in the knowledge.
Option C is Situational Irony is incorrect as Harry does not say something keeping in mind that the opposite of that thing is going to happen.
Option D is None of the above is the correct answer to the above-asked question as there is no irony in the entire given passage.

So, the correct answer is option D.

Note: There is no irony in the above-given passage as the above passage is an example of sarcasm. Irony is similar to that of sarcasm to the point where they are used interchangeably. Sarcasm is described as a satirical situation like it is mentioned in the given passage.