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IRONY overview. Definition. Irony is a contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. Types of Irony. Situational Dramatic Verbal. Situational Irony. Something happens that we wouldn’t expect to happen Example: A fire station burns down. Dramatic Irony.

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definition
Definition
  • Irony is a contrast between what is expected and what actually happens
types of irony
Types of Irony
  • Situational
  • Dramatic
  • Verbal
situational irony
Situational Irony
  • Something happens that we wouldn’t expect to happen
  • Example: A fire station burns down.
dramatic irony
Dramatic Irony
  • The reader knows something the characters do not.
  • Example: In the movie “Home Alone,” we know that Kevin has planted traps everywhere, but the thieves don’t!
verbal irony
Verbal Irony
  • What is said is different than what is meant.
  • Example: You tell someone to “break a leg” but you mean for them to have good luck.
identify the irony situational dramatic or verbal
Identify the Irony!Situational, Dramatic, or Verbal?
  • George cancels a date with his girlfriend so he can go to a basketball game with his friends. At the concessions stand, he sees his girlfriend with another guy!
  • Situational
identify the irony situational dramatic or verbal2
Identify the Irony!Situational, Dramatic, or Verbal?
  • You are watching a horror movie. You know that the boogey man is waiting for the main character in the closet, but the character doesn’t know and unknowingly opens the closet door.
  • Dramatic
identify the irony situational dramatic or verbal3
Identify the Irony!Situational, Dramatic, or Verbal?
  • As you walk outside into the pouring rain, your friend sarcastically comments, “What lovely weather we’re having today.”
  • Verbal
identify the irony situational dramatic or verbal5
Identify the Irony!Situational, Dramatic, or Verbal?
  • A police station gets robbed.
  • Situational
identify the irony situational dramatic or verbal6
Identify the Irony!Situational, Dramatic, or Verbal?
  • Your date for the school dance shows up in ripped jeans and a stained t-shirt. With a smirk, you say, “Oh! I see you dressed up for the occasion.”
  • Verbal
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