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IRONY

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on 4 October 2016

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Transcript of IRONY

IRONY
What is irony?
1. Verbal Irony
Irony is a contrast between the expected and what actually happens. It is NOT coincidence.

Irony is all about expectations!
3 Types:
Verbal
Situational
Dramatic
Saying the opposite of what you mean.
Also known as?
Sarcasm!
Remember! ALL sarcasm is verbal irony, but verbal irony is not always sarcasm!
To find verbal irony ask yourself: What is really being said?
I love doing homework over the weekend.
2. Situational Irony
When the opposite of what you expect happens.
To find situational irony ask yourself: What did you expect to happen?
Putting it all together!
If it’s
sarcasm
, it’s
verbal
.

If unexpected by a
character
, it’s
dramatic
.

If unexpected by
everyone
, it’s
situational
.
Something that is ironic is unexpected.
I love doing homework over the weekend.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
3. Dramatic Irony
When the audience knows more than the characters do.
To find dramatic irony ask yourself: What did you already know was going to happen?
I love doing homework over the weekend.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
The ending of Romeo & Juliet.
We know Juliet is just sleeping, but Romeo thinks she is dead. What does he do?
2. Your friend’s father is a gardener, but all of the plants at your friend’s house are dying.
3. A chili farmer hates spicy food.
4. A man named “Art” is an artist.

REVIEW!
1. You friend falls. You laugh at him. And then you fall.
Ironic or Coincidence?
Coincidence
Ironic or Coincidence?
Ironic
Ironic or Coincidence?
Coincidence
Ironic or Coincidence?
Ironic
Why do authors use irony?
To engage the reader
To make the reader stop and think
To emphasize a central idea
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
is the fear of long words.

Name
that
Irony!
You are watching a scary movie and the main character is hiding in a closet. Even though the character feels safe, you can see that the bad guy is headed for the closet.

You just got to the school dance and you see your best friend standing there in a t-shirt and pajama bottoms. You say, “Oh, I see you dressed up for the occasion!”
I think watching YouTube is such a waste of time. I made a video explaining my point and posted it to YouTube.
Situational
Dramatic
Situational
Verbal
Situational
Dramatic
Situational
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