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Irony. 3 Kinds of Irony. What is Irony ?. Irony is about expectations . Irony: the opposite of what is expected . 3 kinds of irony Verbal Dramatic Situational. Verbal Irony. A character says one thing but means the opposite Also called sarcasm or being sarcastic . Examples

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irony

Irony

3 Kinds of Irony

what is irony
What is Irony?

Ironyis about expectations.

Irony: the opposite of what is expected.

3 kinds of irony

  • Verbal
  • Dramatic
  • Situational
verbal irony
VerbalIrony

A character says one thing but means the opposite

Also calledsarcasmor beingsarcastic.

Examples

The locker room smells really good.

Awesome! Another homework packet!

dramatic irony
DramaticIrony

When the reader understands more about the events of a story than a character.

You know something that a character doesn’t.

Example

Tim’s parents are proud of the “A” he got on the test, but we know he cheated.

Alex writes a love poem to Judy but we know that Judy loves Devin.

situational irony
SituationalIrony

When what actually happens is the opposite of what is expected.

Something about the situation is completely unexpected.

Example

General Sedgwick’s last words were, “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.”

Bill Gates uses an Apple computer.

review
Review

Something that is ironic is unexpected.

If unexpected by a character, it’s dramatic.

If unexpected by everyone, it’s situational.

If it’s sarcasm, it’s verbal.