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Kristyn Clark

on 23 October 2017

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Transcript of Irony

Isn't it Ironic? Don't Ya Think?
Verbal Irony
Situational Irony
Dramatic Irony
(Saracasm) When what you say is the
of what you mean
Situational Irony: when what happens is the
of what we think will happen
Dramatic Irony: when the
knows something the
doesn't know
While watching this clip,
answer the following:
1. What does the character say?
2. What does the character mean?
While watching this clip,
answer the following:
1. What do we expect?
2. What actually happens?
While watching this clip,
answer the following:
1. What do we know that the character does not know?
Point of View
First Person
Third Person Omniscient
Third Person Limited
-Is a character in the story.

-Reader gets an inside look at conflicts and complications as they happen.
-Reader cannot trust a first person narrator. Because the narrator is directly involved in the action, reader never knows whether or not narrator is telling the truth. Narrator could be lying to make him/herself look better.
Key Words:
I, me, we, us, our
-Not a character within the story
-Tells the story by describing the thought process, emotions, and decisions of
only one
character in the story.

-Allows reader to get inside character's mind to understand thoughts, feelings, emotions, conflicts.

-Reader learns about events as character does.
-Only get thoughts/emotions of one character. Story may be biased (one sided).

Key words: he, she, they, their, his, hers
-Not a character in the story
-Tells the story by describing the thoughts, emotions, and decisions of many/all main characters in the story.

-This point of view is most trusted/least biased. Reader is told the thoughts of many characters. Therefore, reader experiences most/all sides of the story, conflicts, events.

-Author cannot use as much suspense and irony because reader knows often knows all.
Key words: She, he, her, him, they, their, them
While watching these clips, decide from which point of view they are narrated.
Objective: I can identify the three types of irony and explain the author's purpose in using them.
Is it ironic...do ya think?
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