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Irony

Exploring Irony in popular culture to help students have a better understanding of what it is and how to recognize it in passages.
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Nicole Russell

on 5 April 2011

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Transcript of Irony

Situational Irony Irony Verbal Irony A situation where the expected outcome and the actual outcome are in conflict. Deliberately stating the opposite of the truth with the intention of being amusing Sarcastic
Mocking
Caustically
Sardonically "Of course you know I'd love to go out with you, but I am washing my hair that night." Example: Our hero rushes in to save the damsel in distress but ends up putting them in greater peril and it is the damsel who saves them both in the end. Dramatic Irony: When the audience knows what will happen before the characters in the play There are three types of Irony Dramatic Irony Something said or written that uses humor based on words suggesting the opposite of their literal meaning Does this clip use Irony? How does irony help create suspense? Satires use wit and irony to make an amusing or scathing comment on an absurd everyday practice. How does this clip use irony? How does irony help us understand our characters?
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