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1 Irony: Verbal, Situational, and Dramatic Ms. Robinson Literature AAAAAAABBA/Rs4JDg3tRmQ/s400/Irony.jpg

2 Irony (The general definition of) A contradiction between appearance and reality, between expectation and outcome, or between meaning and intention. A contradiction between appearance and reality, between expectation and outcome, or between meaning and intention. Three different kinds of irony: Three different kinds of irony: Verbal Verbal Situational Situational Dramatic Dramatic

3 Verbal Irony Occurs when someone says something that deliberately contradicts what that person actually means. Occurs when someone says something that deliberately contradicts what that person actually means. Ex: Positive connotations- My, youve certainly made a mess of things! could be said to a hostess who presents a spectacular dish prepared with obvious care and skill. Ex: Positive connotations- My, youve certainly made a mess of things! could be said to a hostess who presents a spectacular dish prepared with obvious care and skill. Ex: Negative connotations- Sarcasm. Go ahead and keep sleeping during class, why dont you? could be said to a sleepy student even though the teacher clearly doesnt want the student to keep sleeping. Ex: Negative connotations- Sarcasm. Go ahead and keep sleeping during class, why dont you? could be said to a sleepy student even though the teacher clearly doesnt want the student to keep sleeping.

4 Situational Irony Occurs when something happens that contradicts our expectation. Occurs when something happens that contradicts our expectation. Ex: The Gift of the Magi story Ex: The Gift of the Magi story Rock trio ZZ Top is famously associated with the chest-length beards of guitarist Billy Gibbons and bassist Dusty Hill. The group's drummer, who only has a mustache, happens to be named Frank Beard. Rock trio ZZ Top is famously associated with the chest-length beards of guitarist Billy Gibbons and bassist Dusty Hill. The group's drummer, who only has a mustache, happens to be named Frank Beard.ZZ TopBilly GibbonsDusty HillFrank BeardZZ TopBilly GibbonsDusty HillFrank Beard A man jumps over a giant waterfall like Niagara Falls in a barrel and survives, only to take a clean-up shower where he slips on the soap and dies from trauma. A man jumps over a giant waterfall like Niagara Falls in a barrel and survives, only to take a clean-up shower where he slips on the soap and dies from trauma.Niagara FallsNiagara Falls Arnold Schwarzenegger, an actor famous for his violence in film, campaigning against violence in video games in general - which ironically includes those featuring his own characters. Arnold Schwarzenegger, an actor famous for his violence in film, campaigning against violence in video games in general - which ironically includes those featuring his own characters. Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger An anti-technology website. An anti-technology website.

5 Situational Irony cont. Rapper Ice-T, once famous for his Cop Killer album, now plays a cop on Law & Order: SVU. Rapper Ice-T, once famous for his Cop Killer album, now plays a cop on Law & Order: SVU. A fat personal trainer A fat personal trainer t-.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.solcomhouse.com/ hiphoprap.htm&usg=__DO7Fv4tnDjYvIhG2dA qhs8DpKBY=&h=496&w=401&sz=54&hl=en &start=2&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=liPU9jZydTkA nM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=105&prev=/images%3F q%3Dice- t%2Bcop%2Bkiller%2Balbum%26um%3D1%26 hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26rlz%3D1T4GG IH_enUS218US218%26tbs%3Disch:1

6 Dramatic Irony Occurs when the reader or audience is aware of a contradiction that a character(s) does not know. Occurs when the reader or audience is aware of a contradiction that a character(s) does not know. Ex: Romeo and Juliet Ex: Romeo and Juliet om/images2/romeo-and- juliet.jpg


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