Types of Irony 3.Verbal IronyWhen something is said that is interpreted exactly opposite of its intent –Often relies on ambiguity –Sarcasm falls under the category of verbal irony
"This is my brilliant son, who failed out of college."
Irony with Alanis We 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 even Copy the Song Lyrics on the Left Side
"Ironic" By ALANIS MORISSETTE An old man turned ninety-eight He won the lottery and died the next day It's a black fly in your Chardonnay It's a death row pardon two minutes too late And isn't it ironic... don't you think
Now that you have written the lyrics, explain the IRONY of each situation on the RIGHT side The next slide will give you an example
"Ironic" By ALANIS MORISSETTE An old man turned ninety-eight He won the lottery and died the next day It's a black fly in your Chardonnay It's a death row pardon two minutes too late And isn't it ironic... don't you think He’s waited his entire life to become rich, and then he isn’t able to use the money; he dies not able to enjoy winning You expect to enjoy a fine wine—look at it, smell it, taste it, but with a fly in it you won’t enjoy the experience When get a pardon you expect to be set free, but it does you no good if you are DEAD!!!!
"Ironic" By ALANIS MORISSETTE It's like rain on your wedding day It's a free ride when you've already paid It's the good advice that you just didn't take Who would've thought... it figures
"Ironic" By ALANIS MORISSETTE Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye He waited his whole damn life to take that flight And as the plane crashed down he thought "Well isn't this nice...“ And isn't it ironic... don't you think
"Ironic" By ALANIS MORISSETTE A traffic jam when you're already late A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife It's meeting the man of my dreams And then meeting his beautiful wife And isn't it ironic...don't you think A little too ironic...and, yeah, I really do think...
Journal 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