2 Verbal Irony o An author or character says something, but means something else. o What is said is often the opposite of what is meant. Has a sarcastic tone. o The character is aware of the irony. o The reader is aware of the irony.
3 Verbal IronyThe character comes in from a severe thunderstorm and says, “Lovely day, huh?”
4 o The character is unaware of the irony. Dramatic Ironyo The reader knows something about a character’s situation that the character(s) does not know.o The character is unaware of the irony.o The reader is aware of the irony.
5 Dramatic IronyYou are watching a horror movie, and you KNOW the monster is in the closet, but the character doesn’t have a clue!
6 o Situational irony often defies logic. o What actually happens is not what is expected to happen.o Situational irony often defies logic.o The character does not expect the outcome (irony).o The reader does not expect the outcome (irony).
7 Situational IronyA character believes that he is the last man left on Earth. In great despair, he swallows a handful of sleeping pills. Just as he slips into unconsciousness, he hears someone knocking on the door and calling to him.