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Three Types of Irony Mini-Lesson

Verbal, Dramatic, and Situational Irony Mini-Lesson

Ruth Martin

on 2 May 2014

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Transcript of Three Types of Irony Mini-Lesson

Verbal Irony
When a person says one thing, but means the opposite
(sarcasm is a form of verbal irony).
When what occurs is the exact opposite of what is expected.

Dramatic Irony
When the audience knows more about a situation than the character(s).
Three types of irony:
1) Verbal irony
Definition :
Situational Irony
2) Dramatic irony
3) Situational irony
What is irony?

1. At the top of your blank page, write down
what you think the word "irony" means.
Now you try it!
2. Write down your own example of verbal irony in your notes.
Now you try it!
3. What is an example of dramatic irony in
Romeo and Juliet
Now you try it!
Label the following either ironic or not ironic.
4. Susan works hard at her job. Her boss gives
her a raise. A few months later, Susan gets a promotion and another raise.

5. William works hard at his job. His boss never gives him a raise. William decides he will not work so hard. A few months later, his boss says, "Good work, William. I'm giving you a raise.

6. Aisha wakes up late. She is so worried about being late for school that she calls her cousin for a ride. They arrive exactly on time, only to discover that school is closed for a holiday.
One of the most misused words
in the English language.
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