2 Example: a fire station burns down Situational: something happens that we wouldn’t expect to happenDefinition: a contrast between what is expected and what actually happensExample: a fire station burns downExample: a fire station burns downironyDramatic: the reader knows something the characters do notVerbal: what is said is different than what is meantFrozen: We know Elsa has powers she can’t control, but Anna doesn’t know this and thinks her sister is simply chilly and aloof. The truth is that Elsa is distant because she’s terrified of hurting her sister.You tell someone to break a leg but you mean for them to have good luck
3 VERBAL IRONY A character says one thing but means the opposite Also called sarcasm or being sarcastic.ExamplesThe locker room smells really good.Awesome! Another homework packet!
4 DRAMATIC IRONY Example When the reader understands more about the events of a story than a character.You know something that a character doesn’t.ExampleTim’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.
5 SITUATIONAL IRONY Example When what actually happens is the opposite of what is expected.Something about the situation is completely unexpected.ExampleA man takes a step back to avoid getting sprinkled by a wet dog, and falls into a swimming pool.Bill Gates is spotted using an Apple computer.
6 Identify the following examples of irony as situational, dramatic, or verbal… 1. George breaks a date with his girlfriend so he can go to a ball game with the guys. At the concession stand, he runs into his girlfriend with another guy.
7 A: SITUATIONAL IRONYWe do not expect George to see his girlfriend with another guy.
9 SITUATIONAL IRONYWe don’t expect a FITNESS CENTER to have an escalator because they cause you to burn LESS calories.
10 3. You are watching a horror movie 3. You are watching a horror movie. You know that the boogey man is waiting for the main character in the closet, but the character doesn’t know and unknowingly opens the closet door.
11 A: DRAMATIC IRONYYou, as the audience, know something that the main character does not.
25 SITUATIONAL IRONYIt is ironic that a McDonald’s sign is beside a sign about obesity!
26 11. When watching a talk show, the audience knows why a person has been brought on the show. However, the person in the chair does not know that they are going to be reunited with a long lost friend.
27 A: DRAMATIC IRONYThe audience knows information that a character does not! (We know why the person has been brought on the show, but they don’t!)
29 SITUATIONALWould you expect someone that lives here to specialize in complete home repair?
30 Something that is ironic is unexpected. REVIEWSomething 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.