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Verbal Irony Situational Irony Dramatic Irony

Caitlyn Hynish

on 26 June 2013

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Transcript of Irony

Verbal Irony
Occurs when a person says or writes one thing
and means another
When someone uses words to convey a meaning
that is the opposite of the literal meaning.
Situational Irony
Occurs when there is a situation where actions have
an effect that is opposite from what was intended,
which causes the outcome to be different than what
was expected.
Dramatic Irony
Occurs when the meaning of the situation is
understood by the audience but not by the
characters in a play.

You MUST have an audience for dramatic irony!
Quite often sarcasm is mistaken for irony; however, sarcasm is a form of irony which uses sharp wit to highlight the obvious, stupidity, or annoyance-factor of a situation. One main difference between irony and sarcasm is that irony is generally observed and sarcasm is generally created
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