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The Three Types of IRONY
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The Types of IRONY
There are three types of irony:
1. Situational Irony
2. Verbal Irony
3. Dramatic Irony
Situational irony occurs when the opposite of what you expect to happen ACTUALLY happens.
1. A police officer who is arrested for committing a crime
2. A pilot who is afraid of heights
3. An escalator at a gym....really??
Verbal irony occurs when a speaker says the OPPOSITE of what he/she really means.
Dramatic irony occurs in books, plays, and films when the audience knows something that the characters do NOT.
The audience can see that there is a shark about to attack the swimmer, but the poor swimmer has NO idea.
Verbal Irony Examples:
1. "The boys' locker room has the most amazing aroma!" (said no one EVER!)
2. "Yea, ANOTHER homework assignment!"
3. "Chores? Thanks, Mom! JUST what I have ALWAYS wanted."
1. Situational Irony- the OPPOSITE of what SHOULD happen ACTUALLY happens
2. Verbal Irony- meaning the OPPOSITE of what you ACTUALLY say (like sarcasm)
3. Dramatic Irony- the audience knows what the characters do not, which, traditionally is OPPOSITE