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Irony Notes

An explanation of verbal, dramatic and situational irony
by

Carie Martin

on 22 September 2016

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Transcript of Irony Notes

What is Irony?????
Situational Irony
Irony is the contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens. There are 3 types of irony....
The contrast between what is
expected to happen and what ACTUALLY
does happen.
The fire station burns down.

An ambulance runs over a pedestrian.
Verbal Irony
Occurs when someone says
one thing and means another, usually
the opposite.
For example:
Someone slurps up a brownie
with ice cream and chocolate sauce,
saying, "Oh, so light and healthy. What a
creative way to cut calories."
Dramatic Irony
When readers or viewers know more about a situation in a story than certain characters know.
Example: A girl in a horror movie is slowly moving up the stairs toward the sound she heard. Then suddenly.....
verbal irony
situational irony
dramatic irony
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