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The 3 Types of Irony

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on 15 October 2013

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Transcript of The 3 Types of Irony

The 3 Types of Irony
Type 2: Verbal Irony
Occurs when someone says one thing,
but means another.
Type 3: Dramatic Irony
When readers know more about a situation in the story than the characters of the story know about it.

This creates irony.
Give Your Own Examples!
With a partner, come up with one example of
situational irony, verbal ironyand dramatic irony.


Type 1: Situational Irony
Situational irony is
the contrast between what is expected
and
what actually happens.
Examples:
A fire house burns down.
An ambulance runs over a pedestrian.
Example:
Someone orders a cheeseburger without lettuce, then says, "Obviously, I'm trying to cut down on my calorie intake."
Example:
The girl in the horror movie who hears a sound upstairs, so she slowly goes up the stairs toward the sound.
We know something terrible is about to happen, but she doesn't. This creates irony.
Situational Irony
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Verbal Irony
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Dramatic Irony
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