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Transcript of Irony
Three Types of
I just lost my job and my cat died. This day couldn't be any better!"
- "I named my 200 pound dog Tiny."
- A character who hates snow moves to Florida. That very same year, a snowstorm hits Florida for the first time in 20 years.
- A candidate for mayor claims he will bring the crime rate down. He then gets caught stealing.
- A character believes his enemy is dead, and brags about how easy life will now be. The enemy is actually still alive, but only the reader knows.
Verbal irony focuses on specific words or phrases. It occurs when the apparent meaning of of dialogue or narration doesn't match up with what's really happening.
is verbal irony.
#1: Verbal Irony
When an event occurs in a story that is contrary, or opposite, of what would be expected or intended. It's often a surprise.
When a character believes, says, or acts in a way that is not consistent with what is actually happening. This occurs when the reader knows something that the character does not. The character believes something to be true when it is not.
#2: Situational Irony
#3: Dramatic Irony
One Last Example: