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

Andrea Smith

on 13 January 2017

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Transcript of Irony

Situational 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
Tone is often -
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 something that the characters do not know.
There are three types of Irony
Dramatic Irony
The difference between what is expected and what actually happens.
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?
A work that mimics another usually as a way of criticizing it.
lion King
The Onion
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