English Language Arts 9. February 3-4, 2014. Bellringer. In your NOTEBOOK, write today’s date, then answer the following question. (2pts. ) “Ivy and Kendall have been best friends for years! Don’t they know they’re indispensable to each other?”
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February 3-4, 2014
“Ivy and Kendall have been best friends for years! Don’t they know they’re indispensableto each other?”
Adding the prefix in- to the word dispensable changes the meaning to
(Verbal Irony Example)
Write down at least 2 ways you can tell verbal irony from the truth.
The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. After rehabilitation, a special ceremony was held where two of the most expensively saved animals were released back into the wild amid cheers and applause from onlookers…(to be continued)
What do you expect to happen after the animals were released?
The rest of the story…
A minute after both animals were released, they were eaten by a killer whale.
Do you think the onlookers expected this to happen?
This is an example of SITUTATIONAL IRONY.
The reversal: The armor, which was intended for protection, is what ended up causing harm.
NO IT IS NOT.
Why isn’t it ironic?
Because it’s just an unfortunate scenario; there’s no reversal of expectations. Just because there is a drawer in a kitchen does not mean you will find any knives in it.
Iraqi terrorist, KhayRahnajet didn’t pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with “return to sender” stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits.
What was expected? Was there a reversal of expectations? Is it ironic?
Situational Irony…is it? (handout)
After listening to the story, answer the following questions:
(Dramatic Irony Example)
After watching this video…
Dramatic Irony-when the audience (reader) knows something the characters do not.
What do we know that the characters do not?
When Romeo goes to see Juliet, she has taken a poison that makes her appear dead. Seeing her lying “dead,” he takes his own life because he doesn’t want to live without her. Upon waking from her poisoned state, she sees him dead and takes her own life – for real.
Write in your notebook what you know that the characters do not.