Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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
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.”
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?
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