12Types of Irony Verbal Irony When something is said that is interpreted exactly opposite of its intentOften relies on ambiguitySarcasm falls under the category of verbal irony
13"This is my brilliant son, who failed out of college."
14Irony with AlanisWe will be looking at the song “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette***This song was part of one of the most popular albums of all-time in the 1990’s.***Divide your paper in half with the two sides almost evenCopy the Song Lyrics on the Left Side
15"Ironic" By ALANIS MORISSETTE An old man turned ninety-eightHe won the lottery and died the next dayIt's a black fly in your ChardonnayIt's a death row pardon two minutes too lateAnd isn't it ironic... don't you think
16Now that you have written the lyrics, explain the IRONY of each situation on the RIGHT side The next slide will give you an example
17"Ironic" By ALANIS MORISSETTE An old man turned ninety-eightHe won the lottery and died the next dayIt's a black fly in your ChardonnayIt's a death row pardon two minutes too lateAnd isn't it ironic... don't you thinkHe’s waited his entire life to become rich, and then he isn’t able to use the money; he dies not able to enjoy winningYou expect to enjoy a fine wine—look at it, smell it, taste it, but with a fly in it you won’t enjoy the experienceWhen get a pardon you expect to be set free, but it does you no good if you are DEAD!!!!
18"Ironic" By ALANIS MORISSETTE It's like rain on your wedding dayIt's a free ride when you've already paidIt's the good advice that you just didn't takeWho would've thought... it figures
19"Ironic" By ALANIS MORISSETTE Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to flyHe packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbyeHe waited his whole damn life to take that flightAnd as the plane crashed down he thought"Well isn't this nice...“And isn't it ironic... don't you think
20"Ironic" By ALANIS MORISSETTE A traffic jam when you're already lateA no-smoking sign on your cigarette breakIt's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knifeIt's meeting the man of my dreamsAnd then meeting his beautiful wifeAnd isn't it ironic...don't you thinkA little too ironic...and, yeah, I really do think...
21Journal Writing Response Now that you have reviewed IRONY, think of one or two examples from your own life. What was the expectation and then the outcome? Did you find the situation humorous at all? Or frustrating?Who would've thought... it figures