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Copy of Irony

Adapted from a presentation by Eileen Cavanaugh
by

Sarah Butera

on 25 November 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Irony

Isn't it Ironic, Don't Ya Think?
Verbal Irony
Situational Irony
Dramatic Irony
(Verbal Irony) When what you say is the
opposite
of what you mean
Situational Irony: when what happens is the
opposite
of what we think will happen
Dramatic Irony: when the
reader
knows something the
character
doesn't know
While watching this clip,
answer the following:
1. What does the character say?
2. What does the character mean?
While watching this clip,
answer the following:
1. What do we expect?
2. What actually happens?
While watching this clip,
answer the following:
1. What do we know that the character does not know?
Point of View
First Person
Third Person Omniscient
Third Person Limited
Narrator:
-Is a character in the story.

Strength:
-Reader gets an inside look at conflicts and complications as they happen.
Weakness:
-Reader cannot trust a first person narrator. Because the narrator is directly involved in the action, reader never knows whether or not narrator is telling the truth. Narrator could be lying to make him/herself look better.
Key Words:
I, me, we, us, our
Narrator:
-Not a character within the story
-Tells the story by describing the thought process, emotions, and decisions of
only one
character in the story.

Strength:
-Allows reader to get inside character's mind to understand thoughts, feelings, emotions, conflicts.

Weakness:
-Reader learns about events as character does.
-Only get thoughts/emotions of one character. Story may be biased (one sided).

Key words: he, she, they, their, his, hers
Narrator:
-Not a character in the story
-Tells the story by describing the thoughts, emotions, and decisions of many/all main characters in the story.

Strength:
-This point of view is most trusted/least biased. Reader is told the thoughts of many characters. Therefore, reader experiences most/all sides of the story, conflicts, events.

Weakness:
-Author cannot use as much suspense and irony because reader knows often knows all.
Key words: She, he, her, him, they, their, them
While watching these clips, decide from which point of view they are narrated.
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