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Bell Work What is an expectation? What are some real-world examples of expectations? What happens if expectations are not met?
In the literature world, we call it Irony Irony is about expectations. Irony: the opposite of what is expected. 3 kinds of irony Verbal Dramatic Situational
Verbal Irony A character says one thing but means the opposite Also called sarcasm or being sarcastic. Examples The locker room smells really good. Awesome! Another homework packet!
Dramatic Irony When the reader understands more about the events of a story than a character. You know something that a character doesn’t. Example Tim’s parents are proud of the “A” he got on the test, but we know he cheated. Alex writes a love poem to Judy but we know that Judy loves Devin.
Situational Irony When what actually happens is the opposite of what is expected. Something about the situation is completely unexpected. Example General Sedgwick’s last words were, “They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.” Bill Gates uses an Apple computer.
Review Something that is ironic is unexpected. If unexpected by a character, it’s dramatic. If unexpected by everyone, it’s situational. If it’s sarcasm, it’s verbal.
Let’s practice together! If an ambulance crashes and needs rescuing, it is an example of ______________ irony. If Steve misses curfew and the first thing his father says is, “Well you’re home early,” this is an example of ____________ irony. __________ irony would be if Ferris has just held a thermometer up to a light bulb, but when his mother comes in to his room and sees the temperature she tells him to stay home from school and rest. Situational Verbal Dramatic
It’s your turn!- 15 Minutes Please work on the following worksheets with your partner. You are to identify the types of irony used in each scenario. BE SURE TO EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWERS for full credit! http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/free-reading-worksheets/irony-worksheets/
What other things should I look for in literature? Effects: things that shape how the audience will react to the literature Let’s take a gander at these two clips to understand a bit more: –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y0tuQPT1v4 (Bridges)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y0tuQPT1v4 –Briefly describe your reaction to the first scene in your notebook. –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9C0yVgTcbs (Simulation)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9C0yVgTcbs –Briefly describe your reaction to the second in your notebook.
Reactions Were your reactions similar in any way? Explain.
What can we take from this? Your emotions are key in the reading of literature. Whether you feel sad or angry or shocked or pensive, the emotions you feel will determine the success of a piece. Factors that make the arts successful: Questioning Anticipation Investment
Suspense A major emotion for the reader. The excitement or tension a reader feels when reading. Without suspense, a reader would lose interest quickly because there is nothing that is making him/her ask: I wonder what will happen next?
An Example Joey’s palms were sweaty. He felt the drops slide aggressively down his back and underarms to soak up the material on his shirt, revealing to the world what he truly felt. One. Step. At a time. He asked himself if it was worth it. Would the end result make anything better? When he opened his eyes, the auditorium full of hazy faces stared back at him, smirking.
Your turn! Working with your partner, add suspense to the following scenarios. 1. Greta picked up the twenty dollar bill off the cafeteria floor. It was her lucky day. … 2. Juan began to walk quickly. He seemed… 3. After they’d said their goodbyes, Don hung up the phone.