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Irony Notes

An explanation of verbal, dramatic and situational irony

Carie Martin

on 19 September 2017

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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.....

We, as the reader or audience, know the killer is hiding in the closet, but the character doesn't...
verbal irony
situational irony
dramatic irony
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