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Irony

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Henri Whitehead

on 20 August 2017

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Transcript of Irony

Irony
What is Irony?
Irony is about expectations.
Irony
: the opposite of what is expected
3
kinds of Irony
Verbal
Dramatic
Situational
Verbal Irony
A character says something but means the opposite. This is also called
sarcasm
.
The locker room smells really good.
I would love more homework.
Dramatic Irony
When the reader understands more about the events of a story than the characters.
Everyone thinks Tim receives an "A" on his test, but the reader knows that he cheated.
Alex writes a love poem to Judy but we know that Judy loves Devin.
Situational Irony
When what actually happens is the
opposite of what is expected.
General Sedgwick’s last words were, “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.
”Bill Gates uses an Apple computer.
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