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Irony “Feels and tastes just like iron!” What Is Irony? Irony is the difference between what one would normally expect to happen in a common situation.

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2 Irony “Feels and tastes just like iron!”

3 What Is Irony? Irony is the difference between what one would normally expect to happen in a common situation and what actually happens. Writers use irony to surprise readers and to prevent stories from being predictable. “ The substitute teacher entered the classroom with a mallet. He looked ferocious and as solid as a piece of iron; he was, dare I say it, irony!” Expectation is not the outcome Sixth Sense The Illusionist Catch Me if You Can

4 Types of Irony The three types of irony are… 1. Verbal Irony “Sponge Bob slippers? That’s a great look for high school, Bieber.” 2. Situational Irony “I didn’t expect that to happen!” 3.Dramatic Irony “He thinks he’s kissing a woman.”

5 No, Nancy, I really think putting chocolate chips on your face is a super idea, just like people putting tomatoes in their exhaust pipes to combat global warming! Hee hee hee. What Is Verbal Irony? Verbal irony occurs when a speaker says one thing but means something else. When spoken out loud, a person’s tone of voice helps us identify verbal irony. Well, at least I don’t have an upside down question mark for a nose and a head that’s three times the size of my body. And hey, is that your hair or did someone discard an unripe banana peel on your noggin?

6 What Is Situational Irony? Situational irony occurs when a situation turns out to be the opposite of what one would normally expect. Writers often use situational irony to create surprise endings. © clipart.com “And, the next time you try to eat me, Kitty, I’m going to yank out all those spiny, cat whiskers. How do you like me now, tough guy?”

7 What Is Dramatic Irony? Dramatic irony occurs when the audience knows something critical or important that the characters do not know. © clipart.com “Finally, a bite.”

8 Fill in the blanks, baby! _____________— when a situation turns out to be the opposite of what we expect _____________— when the audience knows something that the characters do not know _____________— the difference between what is normally expected and what actually happens What Have You Learned? situational irony irony dramatic irony

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